Ex-Wolverines: Class of 2013

Ex-Wolverines: Class of 2013


December 23, 2019

Shane Morris

If you’ve read this blog for long, you know I love to look back at past recruiting classes and – in some cases – what could have been. The 2013 class was extremely volatile, with elite recruits busting, players getting kicked off the team, and transfers galore.

TRANSFERS

Kyle Bosch – Offensive guard – Wheaton (IL) St. Francis
Bosch came from Wheaton (IL) St. Francis and committed in February of 2012. As a true freshman in 2013, he was forced into action due to injuries and underperformance by his elders. He started three games late in the year but was eventually replaced. In 2014 he played the final offensive snap of the season opener, and then it was reported that he was taking “an indefinite leave of absence” from the team that was related to a personal issue. He tweeted that he would return the following semester, but he ended up transferring to West Virginia. At WVU he started all 26 games at offensive guard in 2015 and 2016, along with another eleven in 2017, and he was First Team All-Big 12 in 2016. He was not drafted in the 2018 NFL Draft, and after spending some time with the Carolina Panthers and Dallas Cowboys, he is no longer on an NFL roster.
Current status: Out of football

David Dawson – Offensive guard – Detroit (MI) Cass Tech
Dawson took a roundabout path to Michigan by committing to the Wolverines, testing then Michigan coach Brady Hoke’s policy of not allowing visits to other schools, decommitting by visiting Florida, and then recommitting to Michigan. He redshirted in 2013 and then played as a backup offensive guard in twelve games throughout his career with the Wolverines. Following his redshirt junior year in 2016, he announced he would take a graduate transfer spot at Iowa State, but he left the Cyclones within a couple weeks of arriving. The 2017 season was spent helping out the Belleville (MI) Belleville football team, and he transferred to Grand Valley State University for the 2018 season. He started all twelve games for the Lakers in 2018.
Current status: Out of football

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Derrick Green – Running back – Richmond (VA) Hermitage
Green was the #1 running back in the 2013 recruiting class, according to some. He came to Michigan to play under Brady Hoke, but he averaged 3.3 and 5.7 yards per carry in his first two seasons on campus. When Hoke was fired after the 2014 season, Green spent one year with Jim Harbaugh in 2015, when he averaged 3.3 yards per carry once again. After running 212 times for 898 yards and 7 touchdowns as a Wolverine, he transferred to TCU, rushing 38 times for 141 yards and 2 touchdowns in 2016. He was not drafted in the 2017 NFL Draft and appears to be done with football.
Current status: Out of football

Shane Morris – Quarterback – Warren (MI) De La Salle
Morris was a 4-star, the #3 pro-style quarterback, and #71 overall. He committed to Michigan, and Brady Hoke was so confident in Morris’s abilities that he didn’t take a quarterback in the 2012 class. The Under Armour All-American came to Michigan and started one game during four years; he was knocked out of that one game with a concussion against Minnesota. Morris never accounted for a touchdown at Michigan (throwing or running). He grad transferred to Central Michigan in 2017 and became the starter, completing 249/446 passes (55.8%) for 3237 yards, 27 touchdowns, and 17 interceptions; he also ran 88 times for 93 yards and 3 touchdowns. He was not drafted in 2018 and spent some time in the AFL before the league folded.
Current status: Out of football

Dan Samuelson – Offensive guard – Plymouth (IN) Plymouth
Samuelson redshirted in 2013…and for the next two years. He never played in a game at Michigan for three years. He then transferred to Eastern Michigan, where he had to sit out the 2016 season due to NCAA transfer rules. He played in ten games for EMU in 2017.
Current status: Out of football

Wyatt Shallman – Running back – Novi (MI) Catholic Central
Shallman redshirted in 2013. He would go on to play thirteen games in a Michigan uniform over the next three years; he played mostly on special teams, but he managed to rush 4 times for 14 yards as a backup running back during that span, too. For his final year of eligibility in 2017, he transferred to Ohio, where he played defensive end and made 13 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1 sack, and 1 pass breakup. He was not drafted in the 2018 NFL Draft and his career appears to be over.
Current status: Out of football

Scott Sypniewski – Long snapper – Ottawa (IL) Ottawa
Sypniewski was the #7-ranked long snapper in the 2013 class. He redshirted in 2013 and played in 36 games from 2014-2016. Then for his fifth year of eligibility, he transferred to Vanderbilt, where he became the starting long snapper for eight games before getting injured.
Current status: Out of football

Ross Taylor-Douglas – Cornerback – Avon (OH) Avon
Taylor-Douglas redshirted in 2013 and then played ten games in 2014, mostly on special teams. He switched to running back for the 2015 season, rushing 10 times for 18 yards in a backup role. Following that year he transferred to Rutgers, where he switched back to defense and played an outside linebacker/strong safety hybrid position over the next two seasons. He made 42 tackles and 4 pass breakups over two years in Piscataway. He was not taken in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Current status: Out of football

Logan Tuley-Tillman – Offensive tackle – Peoria (IL) Manual
Tuley-Tillman redshirted in 2013 and played in one game during both the 2014 and 2015 seasons. He was dismissed from the team due to some legal issues, and he transferred to UTEP. He sat out the 2016 season due to NCAA transfer rules and then started all twelve games of the 2017 season.
Current status: On the roster of the XFL’s D.C. Defenders

RETIREES

Reon Dawson – Cornerback – Trotwood (OH) Trotwood-Madison
Dawson did not play during three seasons at Michigan and left the Wolverines prior to spring practice in 2016, reportedly due to medical issues.
Current status: Out of football

Jaron Dukes – Wide receiver – Columbus (OH) Marion Franklin
Dukes played in one game during his college football career, and that did not happen until the 2015 season. He announced that he would transfer following that season but did not reappear elsewhere in the football world.
Current status: Out of football

Chris Fox – Offensive tackle – Parker (CO) Ponderosa
Fox was an Army All-American who suffered a devastating knee injury toward the end of his high school career. He played in one game at Michigan before medically retiring from the game.
Current status: Out of football

Da’Mario Jones – Wide receiver – Westland (MI) John Glenn
Jones was a special teams contributor from 2013-2015 and caught 2 passes for 13 yards. He announced that he would transfer elsewhere to play football, but he did not play any more in college.
Current status: Out of football

Csont’e York – Wide receiver – Harper Woods (MI) Chandler Park
York played in one game at Michigan in 2013. He was dismissed from the team after punching a man outside a bar prior to the 2014 season and did not continue his football career.
Current status: Out of football

DECOMMITS

Gareon Conley – Cornerback – Massillon (OH) Washington
Conley committed to Michigan in March 2012 as a largely unknown prospect, despite having a solid junior season.  A while after he committed to the Wolverines, the home state Buckeyes came calling with an offer.  Conley could have re-affirmed his pledge to Michigan, but something seemed fishy when he was holding off on visiting Ann Arbor and refusing to publicly acknowledge his commitment to Michigan.  He visited Ohio State for the game between the Wolverines and Buckeyes, then flipped to Ohio State in December 2013. Conley made 91 tackles and 6 interceptions with the Buckeyes and declared for the NFL Draft after his junior season. He was picked in the 1st round (#24 overall) by the Oakland Raiders in the 2017 draft. Traded by the Raiders to the Houston Texans in the middle of the 2019 season, Conley currently has 89 tackles, 4 interceptions, and 1 touchdown during his career.
Current status: Playing for the Houston Texans

4 comments

  1. Avatar
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    je93
    Dec 23, 2019 at 11:42 AM

    Come on, give Shane more credit: he started TWO games. In addition to the beating against Minnesota, he led the team his TrFr year in our BWW Bowl loss

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    moserd
    Dec 23, 2019 at 7:48 PM

    Love these posts. What a downer that class turned into though, not a single guy in the league.

    • Lanknows
      Comments: 6184
      Joined: 8/11/2015
      Lanknows
      Dec 23, 2019 at 7:58 PM

      Thunder is only listing the failures. I think?

      Lewis, Charlton, Smith, Thomas and others have played or are still playing in the NFL.

    • Thunder
      Comments: 3787
      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Dec 23, 2019 at 10:15 PM

      I’m glad you like them. I’ve considered not writing them anymore, because it seems they don’t generate much discussion or views. They take a good chunk of time to put together, so I always hope I’m not wasting my time.

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