Ex-Wolverine Updates: Week 5

Ex-Wolverine Updates: Week 5

October 1, 2018

Drake Harris (#6, image via Wolverines Wire)

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Ian Bunting, TE (California): Bunting made 1 catch for 45 yards in a 42-24 loss to Oregon.

Brian Cole, S (Mississippi State): Cole made 6 tackles and 3 kickoff returns for 45 yards in a 13-6 loss to Florida.

Kingston Davis, RB (UAB): Davis was suspended indefinitely for a student conduct issue (LINK).

Drake Harris, WR (Western Michigan): Harris made 6 catches for 60 yards and scored his first career touchdown in a 40-39 win over Miami-OH.


Wilton Speight, QB (UCLA): Speight once again did not play in UCLA’s game, a 38-16 loss to Colorado. He has not played since a week one back injury, and the Bruins are 0-4.

Keith Washington, CB (West Virginia): Washington made 7 tackles, 3 pass breakups, and 1 interception return for a 51-yard touchdown. The INT return basically sealed the game for the Mountaineers.


Maurice Ways, WR (California): Ways made 2 catches for 18 yards in a 42-24 loss to Oregon.

Tyrone Wheatley, Jr., TE (Stony Brook): Wheatley made 1 catch for 4 yards in a 29-27 win over Villanova.

Hit the jump for news on former commitments and coaches.


Messiah DeWeaver, QB (East Mississippi Community College): DeWeaver was 20/30 for 152 yards, and he ran 7 times for -14 yards, in a 24-21 win over East Central Community College.

A.J. Dillon, RB (Boston College): Dillon ran 28 times for 161 yards and 2 touchdowns in a 45-35 win over Temple.

Damien Harris, RB (Alabama): Harris had 5 carries for 20 yards and 1 catch for 6 yards in a 56-14 win over Louisiana.

Jeremiah Holloman, WR (Georgia): Holloman made 1 catch for 35 yards in a 38-12 win over Tennessee.

Darrin Kirkland Jr., LB (Tennessee): Kirkland made 4 tackles in a 38-12 loss to Georgia.

David Reese II, LB (Florida): Reese made 3 tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in a 13-6 win over Mississippi State.

Darian Roseboro, DE (North Carolina State): Roseboro made 5 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss in a 35-21 win over Virginia.

Garrett Taylor, S (Penn State): Taylor made 4 tackles and 1 interception (returned for 45 yards) in a 27-26 loss to Ohio State.


Leonard Taylor, TE (Cincinnati): Johnson made 1 catch for 4 yards in a 49-7 win over UConn.

Rashad Weaver, DE (Pittsburgh): Weaver made 4 tackles and 1 tackle for loss in a 45-14 loss to UCF.

Mike Weber, RB (Ohio State): Weber had 9 carries for 51 yards and 1 catch for 5 yards in a 27-26 win over Penn State.


Jay Hopson, Head Coach (Southern Mississippi): The Golden Eagles put up a pretty good fight against a good team, but lost to Auburn, 24-13. They’re now 2-2.


  1. Comments: 1863
    Joined: 1/19/2016
    Oct 01, 2018 at 8:05 AM

    Wheatley isn’t doing too well down in DIi

  2. Comments: 28
    Joined: 8/20/2015
    Oct 01, 2018 at 8:12 AM

    Wasn’t Kingston Davis a transfer rather than a decommit? I enjoy this weekly post. It seems like there are not many players on the list that are truly missed… maybe this staff knows what they are doing with roster management.

    • Comments: 1863
      Joined: 1/19/2016
      Oct 01, 2018 at 10:10 AM

      That’s a nice way of saying we’re waisting a lot of schollys on fliers

      • Comments: 3845
        Joined: 7/13/2015
        Oct 01, 2018 at 10:53 AM

        If we want to do things “the right way” with scholarships, this is the way it’s going to have to be. If you only recruit right up to 85 and then you have injuries (Grant Newsome), transfers (Eddie McDoom, Tyrone Wheatley Jr.), etc., then you’re bound to end up with a few spots at the beginning of the year that need to be filled by walk-ons. That’s the price you pay when you don’t over-recruit.

      • Comments: 28
        Joined: 8/20/2015
        Oct 01, 2018 at 11:30 AM

        If by wasting you mean giving a high ceiling low floor player a chance to pan out before also allowing him to transfer out, I agree with you. This staff would prefer to recruit 100 players in 4 years rather than 85 and I for one am good with that.

        • Comments: 1863
          Joined: 1/19/2016
          Oct 01, 2018 at 11:30 PM

          But we run a complex, pro system. It’s why our Receivers can’t get open, despite being on campus over a year, and why our 5star Junior QB holds the ball so long. This system functions best with big, strong 4th & 5th year guys, well indoctrinated in the playbook and it’s option routes and manball ground game. Can’t get there when guys are playing too early to earn a RS, or transferring after 1 or 2 years

          • Comments: 528
            Joined: 9/13/2015
            Oct 02, 2018 at 4:02 AM

            Interesting thoughts although I think the real issue is that UM focuses so much on the run game that they don’t really fine tune the passing game.

            Good comments nonetheless.

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