Kurt Taylor, Ex-Wolverine

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6Nov 2018
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Kurt Taylor, Ex-Wolverine

Redshirt freshman running back Kurt Taylor has decided to transfer from Michigan.

Listed at 5’8″, 195 lbs., Taylor had played some on special teams but had not played running back yet in his career. He had been passed by the obvious upperclassmen, but he had also been passed by walk-on Tru Wilson and true freshman Christian Turner. I gave Taylor a TTB Rating of 57 (LINK), so this development is on par with what I expected all along. The pathway to playing time at Michigan was going to be long and arduous. This should not affect Michigan on the field at all.

Taylor played at Covington (GA) Newton for most of his high school career, but he played his senior year at Loganville (GA) Grayson, a powerhouse program that has raised some eyebrows for its, er, alleged recruiting practices. Michigan currently has a commitment from 2019 Grayson product Trente Jones, an offensive tackle, so it may be something to watch to see if any bad blood might sour the relationship between Michigan and Grayson.

Taylor is the fifth player from the 2017 class to transfer (joining OT James Hudson, OG Ja’Raymond Hall, DT Deron Irving-Bey, LB Drew Singleton), and the sixth total to leave (DE Corey Malone-Hatcher took a medical scholarship).

5Nov 2018
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Ex-Wolverine Updates: Week 10

Damien Harris (image via Times Free Press)

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TRANSFERS

Ian Bunting, TE (California): Bunting made 3 catches for 26 yards in a 19-13 loss to Washington State.

Drake Harris, WR (Western Michigan): Harris had 1 catch for 6 yards in a 59-14 loss to Ohio.

Wilton Speight, QB (UCLA): Speight was 13/25 for 147 yards and 1 touchdown in a 42-21 loss to Oregon.

Keith Washington, CB (West Virginia): Washington made 1 tackle in a last-minute 42-41 win over Texas.

Maurice Ways, WR (California): Ways made 3 catches for 46 yards in a 19-13 loss to Washington State.

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29Oct 2018
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Ex-Wolverine Updates: Week 9

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TRANSFERS

Ian Bunting, TE (California): Bunting made 3 catches for 12 yards in a 12-10 win over #15 Washington.

Drake Harris, WR (Western Michigan): Harris had 3 catches for 42 yards in a 51-24 loss to Toledo.

Ahmir Mitchell, WR (Fort Scott Community College): Mitchell made 4 catches for 47 yards and 1 touchdown in a 39-7 loss to Iowa Western.

Wilton Speight, QB (UCLA): Speight was 20/40 for 164 yards, 0 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions in a 40-10 loss to Utah. He also had 8 carries for 30 yards.

Kareem Walker, RB (Fort Scott Community College): Walker had 11 carries for just 12 yards in a 39-7 loss to Iowa Western.

Keith Washington, CB (West Virginia): Washington made 1 interception for 0 yards in a 58-14 win over Baylor. It’s his second interception of the season.

Maurice Ways, WR (California): Ways made 2 catches for 25 yards in a 12-10 upset of #15 Washington.

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23Oct 2018
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Ex-Wolverine Updates: Week 8

Wilton Speight (image via Daily News)

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TRANSFERS

Devin Asiasi, TE (UCLA): Asiasi caught 1 pass for a 24-yard touchdown in a 31-30 win over Arizona.

 

Ian Bunting, TE (California): Bunting made 2 catches for 24 yards in a 37-7 loss to UCLA, which is the Bruins’ first victory this season.

Wilton Speight, QB (UCLA): Speight was 17/27 for 204 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 0 interceptions in the 31-30 win over Arizona. He also ran 4 times for -2 yards.

Maurice Ways, WR (California): Ways made 1 catch for 14 yards in a 49-7 win over Oregon State.

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22Oct 2018
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James Hudson, Ex-Wolverine

James Hudson

Redshirt freshman offensive tackle James Hudson has decided to move on from the Michigan football program.

Hudson was a class of 2017 recruit who was a 247 Composite 4-star, the #13 defensive tackle, and #231 overall. I gave him a TTB Rating of 85 (LINK). Hudson started off playing defensive tackle at Michigan, but he switched to the offensive side of the ball, which is where I saw him fitting best when he came out of high school. Rumors out of this summer were that Hudson was pushing Juwann Bushell-Beatty for a starting offensive tackle spot, but obviously he lost that battle and had only been playing backup snaps so far this year.

This is an unfortunate development for Michigan. I thought Hudson was going to be a good offensive tackle, but he probably needed some more time to develop. Michigan needs offensive tackles and can’t afford to lose the good ones it has. It’s somewhat baffling that an offensive tackle would leave at this point with Bushell-Beatty graduating this year and Jon Runyan, Jr. done after next year.

Michigan now has just 80 scholarship players on the roster (LINK), so with 11 seniors graduating, the 2019 class should be at least 16 players strong.