Ex-Wolverine Updates: 2017 Pre-season Edition

Ex-Wolverine Updates: 2017 Pre-season Edition

August 28, 2017

Shane Morris (image via Twitter)


OG Kyle Bosch: Bosch is expected to start at offensive guard for West Virginia. He’s currently ranked as the #11 offensive guard in the 2018 draft class by NFL Draft Scout.

WR/S Brian Cole: Cole spent the 2016 season at East Mississippi Community College, the school that’s the subject of the Netflix docuseries Last Chance U. Cole isn’t featured prominently, though he makes a couple cameos. Anyway, he made 54 tackles, 1 sack, 3 forced fumbles, and 2 fumble recoveries at safety. He enrolled at Mississippi State in January but he will have to redshirt this year to get in compliance with academic requirements.

RB Kingston Davis: Davis ran 2 times for 17 yards against Hawaii in last year’s season opener, and now he’s transferring to Independence Community College in Kansas. The assumption is that he’ll try to transfer back up to an FBS program in 2018.

Hit the jump for many, many more updates.

OG David Dawson: Dawson transferred to Iowa State for a hot minute as a grad transfer, and now he’s headed to Morgan State for the 2017 season.

LB Michael Ferns III: Ferns was a backup fullback/tight end and special teamer for West Virginia last fall, but he has given up football to pursue an engineering degree.

RB Derrick Green: Green went undrafted this spring and, to my knowledge, has not signed with an NFL team.

WR Ahmir Mitchell: Mitchell, who is now at Rutgers, tore an ACL in early April and is out indefinitely. Michigan fans saw Jake Butt return a few years ago from a spring ACL tear to play that fall, so it’s possible that Mitchell will be able to participate this season.

QB Shane Morris: Morris is thought to be the front-runner for Central Michigan’s starting quarterback job this fall.

FB/LB Wyatt Shallman: Shallman transferred to Ohio, where he is listed as a 6’3″, 266 lb. defensive lineman.

RB/CB Ross Taylor-Douglas: Taylor-Douglas started one game at free safety for Rutgers last year, making 5 tackles. He’s now listed as a 5’10”, 205 lb. linebacker, but he’s basically a nickel corner.


WR George Campbell, Jr.: Campbell is a 6’4″, 207 lb. redshirt sophomore split end at Florida State. He’s expected to start the season as a backup.

TE Chris Clark: Campbell is a 6’6″, 260 lb. redshirt sophomore tight end at Pitt. He’s expected to be the starter this season.

CB Gareon Conley: Conley was a first round pick out of Ohio State by the Oakland Raiders. He has been injured this pre-season but is inching closer to getting on the field.

CB Shaun Crawford: Crawford tore his ACL in 2015 and his Achilles in 2016. He’s fully cleared to return and will probably start at cornerback this fall.

QB Messiah DeWeaver: DeWeaver is a 6’4″, 221 lb. quarterback for Michigan State. He redshirted in 2016 and will likely be a backup to Brian Lewerke in 2017.

RB A.J. Dillon: Dillon signed with Boston College, where is listed as a 6’0″, 240 lb. running back.

DT Jordan Elliott: Elliott spent one year at Texas before announcing he would transfer to Missouri. As far as I can tell, however, he’s not on Missouri’s roster for the fall.

RB Matt Falcon: Falcon redshirted at Western Michigan in 2016 while rehabbing from his umpteenth leg injury. He is listed as a 6’1″, 210 lb. redshirt freshman for the Broncos this fall.

OT Devery Hamilton: Hamilton redshirted at Stanford in 2016 and did not see action in Stanford’s 62-7 win over Rice this past weekend.

LB Dele’ Harding: Harding is a backup SAM linebacker for Illinois.

RB Damien Harris: Harris is expected to be the starting running back at Alabama this fall, though he’ll be battling with Bo Scarbrough and Najee Harris.

OT Kai-Leon Herbert: Herbert signed with Miami, where is listed as a 6’5″, 285 lb. freshman offensive tackle.

WR Jeremiah Holloman: Holloman signed with Georgia, where he is listed as a backup wide receiver.

OG Jalil Irvin: Irvin is committed to Auburn for the class of 2018.

LB Antwuan Johnson: Johnson is committed to Bowling Green State University for the class of 2018.

LB Darrin Kirkland, Jr.: Kirkland is expected to be the starting middle linebacker for Tennessee this season.

FB Chase Lasater: Lasater signed with Florida Atlantic, where he is listed as a 6’2″, 235 lb. tight end.

LB David Reese: Reese is expected to be Florida’s starting middle linebacker as a sophomore this fall.

CB Antwaine Richardson: Richardson is a 6’0″, 182 lb. backup cornerback for Maryland.

DE Darian Roseboro: Roseboro had a solid 2016 season (25 tackles, 11 TFLs, 7 sacks), but he won’t necessarily be a starter at North Carolina State in 2017. N.C. State has a very good group of defensive linemen, but Roseboro will certainly be a factor.

CB Sir Patrick Scott: Scott was supposedly headed to Marshall, but I can’t find any evidence that he’s playing high-level football at this point.

OT Erik Swenson: Swenson redshirted in 2016 and is not on Oklahoma’s two-deep to begin the season.

CB Garrett Taylor: Taylor is now listed as a 6’0″, 197 lb. redshirt sophomore safety at Penn State after moving over from cornerback.

DT Leonard Taylor: Taylor, a 2018 prospect, is uncommitted.

QB Victor Viramontes: Viramontes redshirted in 2016 but elected to transfer this spring. Instead of going to another FBS college immediately, he will be playing this fall at Riverside Community College in California.

DE Rashad Weaver: Weaver is listed as a 6’5″, 265 lb. redshirt freshman defensive lineman at Pitt.

RB Mike Weber: Weber will return as Ohio State’s starting running back in 2017. He had 1,096 yards, 6.0 yards/carry, and 9 rushing touchdowns in 2016.


  1. Comments: 1356
    Joined: 8/13/2015
    Aug 28, 2017 at 7:10 AM

    David Reese ….. sigh!

  2. Comments: 1356
    Joined: 8/13/2015
    Aug 28, 2017 at 7:12 AM

    Is George Campbell Jr. a bust?

  3. Comments: 522
    Joined: 8/12/2015
    Aug 28, 2017 at 8:00 AM

    I’ll confess I’m curious to see how Shane Morris fares at CMU. I’m hoping he does well and gets to finish his career with some good playing time.

  4. Comments: 359
    Joined: 8/11/2015
    Aug 28, 2017 at 8:53 AM

    From this list a just a few of my immediate reactions…
    Bosch: I am not exactly sure where the line was drawn, but I wish we could have worked things out.
    Kirkland, Reese: missed opportunities even though I think we have decent recruits.
    Harris, Dillon, and Weber: Damn, oh well and F/U respectively.
    Shallman: “I’m a running back” to DL, irony.
    Some of these guys got processed, some we missed out on, and we dodged some bullets. Nature of the game.

    • Comments: 3844
      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Aug 28, 2017 at 9:34 AM

      Regarding Bosch, I don’t think the problems and the potential for problems were worth working through. I’m for second chances, so I’m glad he ended up somewhere. But I don’t think he necessarily deserved a second chance at Michigan.

      • Comments: 359
        Joined: 8/11/2015
        Aug 28, 2017 at 9:53 AM

        OK, I’m sure you know more about the Bosch situation than I do. I seem to remember staying with conditions were offered? The fact that the family passed on them does read a possible attitudinal problem.

        Anyway, thanks for posting this info. I like to read these status updates.

        • Comments: 1863
          Joined: 1/19/2016
          Aug 28, 2017 at 10:15 AM

          Yeah, considering Perry got another chance, I think it’s safe to assume JH was willing to at least work with Bosch

      • Comments: 6285
        Joined: 8/11/2015
        Aug 28, 2017 at 2:03 PM

        Was he the guy referred to as “Burger” in End Zone? Or was that someone else?

    • Comments: 71
      Joined: 8/11/2015
      Aug 28, 2017 at 12:11 PM

      Guys like Bosch being successful elsewhere can also be seen as a good thing for the program. It’s an indicator that the staff isn’t going to change the rules and cater to the whims of the star players. It would be great to have him on the team, but there were supposedly conditions set that would allow him to stay and he wouldn’t accept them. We saw a similar case with Glasgow after the alcohol issues and he was willing to do what the coaches asked.

      It should give us confidence that when a situation with discipline arises, the coaches will do the right thing no matter who is involved. Michigan won’t end up in a situation like MSU last year, where one problem player can set the program back because he is a star and can’t be controlled.

  5. Comments: 6285
    Joined: 8/11/2015
    Aug 28, 2017 at 2:07 PM

    I appreciate splitting our former commits – since I don’t consider them to be ex Wolverines since they were never Wolverines to begin with. Interesting information either way. Thanks!

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