Ex-Wolverines: Class of 2012

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Ex-Wolverines: Class of 2012

Pharaoh Brown (image via Bend Bulletin)

If you want the scoop on other former Michigan commits and signees, check out the Ex-Wolverine Encyclopedia (LINK).


Kaleb Ringer – Linebacker – Clayton (OH) Northmont
Ringer committed to Michigan in April 2011 and enrolled early in January 2012. He redshirted as a true freshman that year, and then left the team prior to the beginning of the 2013 season to transfer to Ferris State. As a redshirt freshman in 2013, he had 14 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss in six games. He then transferred to Georgia State, where he first played in 2015, making 73 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, and 1 pass breakup. As a senior in 2016, he made 41 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, and 1 pass breakup.
Current status: Out of football

Tom Strobel – Defensive end – Mentor (OH) Mentor
Current status: Strobel redshirted as a freshman. In 2013 and 2014, he made 3 total tackles. He spent some time as an extra offensive lineman in 2015, along with making 3 tackles in spot duty on defense and special teams. As a fifth year senior in 2016, he transferred to Ohio and made 29 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks, and 2 pass breakups.
Current status: Out of football

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16Sep 2015
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Ex-Wolverine Updates: Week 2

Blake Countess (#24)

Former QB Russell Bellomy: In a 30-3 loss to Kansas State, Bellomy was 3/4 for 36 yards for the University of Texas-San Antonio. He also had 4 carries for 4 yards.

Former CB Blake Countess: The big story for Countess is that he was ejected for “targeting” on a tackle against Jacksonville State. It was a poor call, in my opinion, as he just happened to hit the runner’s head as he slid to the ground. Countess made 3 tackles before the ejection.

Former CB commit Gareon Conley: In victories against Virginia Tech (42-24)and Hawaii (38-0), Conley has notched 9 tackles, .5 tackles for loss, .5 sacks, 1 interception, and 2 pass breakups.

Hit the jump for updates on several more former Wolverines and commits.
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6Sep 2015
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Ex-Wolverine Updates: Week 1

Adrian Witty

Former QB Russell Bellomy:
Bellomy, who is now at the University of Texas-San Antonio, is the backup quarterback. He went 0/2 passing and had 1 rush for 15 yards in a 42-32 loss to Arizona.

Former OG Kyle Bosch: Bosch earned a start for West Virginia as they beat Georgia Southern by a score of 44-0.

Former TE commit Pharaoh Brown: Brown is still working his way back from last year’s knee injury and did not play in Oregon’s season-opening win against Eastern Washington.

Hit the jump for updates on numerous other former Michigan players and commits.
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24Aug 2015
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Ex-Wolverine Updates: Pre-season 2015

Former Michigan running back commit Damien Harris is battling for playing time at Alabama

Well, the making of this post included my baptism into the annoying world of WordPress. There are some nice things about WordPress, but I really missed Blogger yesterday morning when I worked on this post from approximately 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. – with intermittent breaks for necessities – only to have 50% of it disappear into the ether.

Former QB Russell Bellomy: Bellomy’s coach at the University of Texas-San Antonio, Larry Coker, says that Bellomy is in the running . . . to win the #2 job (LINK). That says a lot about Bellomy’s talent level. If you disagree, consider that the entrenched starter, Blake Bogenschutz, went 22/39 (56.4%) for 282 yards, 0 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions last year.

Former OG Kyle Bosch: Bosch, who received a waiver to play this year after transferring to West Virginia in the off-season, is in a battle to start at offensive guard or potentially tackle this fall.

Former TE commit Pharaoh Brown: Brown, who suffered a nasty knee injury last season, will likely be the starter at tight end again this fall for Oregon. As a junior in 2014, he made 25 catches for 420 yards and 6 touchdowns.

Hit the jump for news and notes on 19 more former Michigan commits, signees, and players.
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26Aug 2014
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Ex-Wolverine Update: Another Pre-Season Edition

Demetrius Hart (#1) has moved on from Alabama to Colorado State (image via 247 Sports)

Former DT Richard Ash: I already reported that Ash will be playing for Western Michigan this fall. What I didn’t know until recently is that he will wear the #9 as a defensive tackle. You have to love single-digit numbers on defensive linemen, especially tackles.

Former S Josh Furman: Furman is listed as a 6’2″, 202 lb. linebacker for Oklahoma State. He’s #1 on the depth chart at “Star,” and you can see why they wanted him – his backup is a 6’2″, 190 lb. freshman, and the other four players on the linebacker two-deep are one junior, two sophomores, and another freshman. They open against Florida State on August 30th.

Former RB commit Demetrius Hart: Hart is a grad transfer from Alabama to Colorado State. He struggled to break through at Alabama and had some off-the-field troubles, but former Crimson Tide offensive coordinator Jim McElwain is now at CSU. Now Hart is trying to earn the starting gig for the Rams. They open against Colorado on August 29th.

Former LB Kaleb Ringer: Ringer – and his brother – are not listed on Ferris State’s football roster this fall.

Former CB commit Anthony Standifer: Standifer was booted from Ole Miss’s program after getting into some trouble, and he now appears on the roster of Eastern Illinois (his home state), which plays in the FCS’s Ohio Valley Conference.

Former OT commit Denzel Ward: Ward is listed as a 6’8″, 353 lb. freshman offensive tackle for Syracuse.

Former DE/DT Ken Wilkins: Wilkins appears on the California University of Pennsylvania football roster as a junior 6’3″, 250 lb. defensive lineman. It is a destination for some former big-time football players, including Jeff Knox (a former Pitt player who was booted for attacking a girl who told him she was pregnant) and Desimon Green (a former Texas Tech commit).