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16Apr 2022
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Jordan Morant, Ex-Wolverine

Jordan Morant

Rising junior safety Jordan Morant has entered the transfer portal. Morant played eight games in 2021 and made 1 tackle on special teams.

Morant committed to Michigan in the 2020 class out of Oradell (NJ) Bergen Catholic. At the time he was coming off of a stellar junior season where he made 60 tackles and 4 interceptions. He was an Under Armour All-American and seemed headed for stardom. Unfortunately, he suffered a lower body injury early in his senior year that was rumored at the time to be potentially career-ending and led him to redshirt as a freshman.

By the time Morant got on the field in 2021, he was behind in his development, having been passed up by classmates (R.J. Moten, Makari Paige) and at least one younger player (Rod Moore). He has a lot of physical talent at 6’0″ and 210 lbs., but competition is stiff for playing time at Michigan. It’s unfortunate for him – and for someone like defensive end Braiden McGregor – that injuries during their senior year have hampered their development here at the next level.

Michigan has plenty of safeties left on the depth chart, so this is not a huge factor for the program. It also frees up a scholarship for Michigan, as the Wolverines currently have 88 scholarship guys slotted to be on the roster in the fall and need a few guys to disappear before then.

Eight players from the 2020 class have entered the transfer portal, where Morant joins Andre Seldon (New Mexico State), Darion Green-Warren (Nevada), Cornell Wheeler (Kansas), Dan Villari (Syracuse), Osman Savage (Alabama A&M), William Mohan (Tennessee), and Aaron Lewis (Rutgers).

17Feb 2022
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Polynesian Bowl participants: Michigan

Oakley (CA) Freedom WR Giles Jackson (image via Oregon Live))

The fourth annual Polynesian Bowl will be played in Honolulu, HI, in January of 2020. Here are the Michigan participants over the years:

2022
Zeke Berry, S – Concord, CA
Mason Graham, DT – Anaheim, CA

2021
J.J. McCarthy, QB – La Grange Park, IL**

2020
Reece Atteberry, C – Aurora, CO
A.J. Henning, WR – Frankfort, IL
Braiden McGregor, DE – Port Huron, MI**
Jordan Morant, S – Oradell, NJ**
Kalel Mullings, LB – Milton, MA
Gregory Tarr, LS – Romeo, MI

2019
Giles Jackson, WR – Freedom, CA

2018
None

2017
Chuck Filiaga, OT – Aledo, TX
Corey Malone-Hatcher, DE – St. Joseph, MI**
Dylan McCaffrey, QB – Littleton, CO
Phillip Paea, DT – Berrien Springs, MI
Joshua Ross, LB – Orchard Lake, MI
Kurt Taylor, RB – Loganville, GA

*Scheduled to play in the upcoming game

**Selected but not participating due to injury/early enrollment

21Dec 2021
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U.S. Army/Adidas All-American Bowl Participants: Michigan

Donovan Peoples-Jones

For your viewing pleasure, here’s a comprehensive list of Michigan’s commitments who were selected for the All-American Bowl (formerly the U.S. Army All-American Bowl). The next All-American Bowl will be in January of 2021 in San Antonio, TX.

2022
Zeke Berry, S – Concord, CA#
Darrius Clemons, WR – Portland, OR#
Jayden Denegal, QB – Apple Valley, CA
Tyler Morris, WR – La Grange Park, IL#

2021
Junior Colson, LB – Brentwood, TN**
Tommy Doman, Jr., P – Orchard Lake, MI**
J.J. McCarthy, QB – La Grange Park, IL**

2020
Darion Green-Warren – Harbor City, CA
A.J. Henning – Frankfort, IL
Jordan Morant, S – Oradell, NJ
R.J. Moten, S – Delran, NJ
Kalel Mullings, LB – Milton, MA

2019
Daxton Hill, S – Tulsa, OK
Chris Hinton, DT – Norcross, GA
Cornelius Johnson, WR – Greenwich, CT

Hit the jump for the rest of the U.S. Army Bowl participants to play for Michigan since 2001.

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18Jul 2021
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2021 Season Countdown: #56 Jordan Morant

Jordan Morant (image via 247 Sports)

Name: Jordan Morant
Height:
6’0″
Weight:
207 lbs.
High school:
Oradell (NJ) Bergen Catholic
Position:
Safety
Class:
Redshirt freshman
Jersey number:
#31
Last year:
I ranked Morant #100 and said he would redshirt (LINK). He redshirted.
TTB Rating:
87

Morant suffered a potential career-threatening injury in high school, which caused him to miss not only his senior year of high school, but also spring ball when he enrolled at Michigan in January 2020. That setback probably cost him his freshman year of college, too, meaning he lost time while classmates or slightly older guys were able to gain an edge.

Morant is well built and was a standout recruit. Another one brought in to player Viper, he will have to find a role at safety. If he or any other safeties can build the staff’s confidence, that may allow another safety to be inserted for Daxton Hill, who could potentially play a nickel role and cover more one-on-one. Morant is more physically ready to play than some of the other young safeties (Morant is almost the exact size as Baltimore Ravens starting strong safety Chuck Clark, who is 6’0″ and 208), but he hasn’t played much competitive football over the past two years. So what he does this year is a complete mystery.

Prediction: Backup safety, special teamer

23May 2020
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2020 Season Countdown: #100 Jordan Morant

Jordan Morant (image via 247 Sports)

Name: Jordan Morant
Height:
5’11”
Weight:
212 lbs.
High school:
Oradell (NJ) Bergen Catholic
Position:
Safety
Class:
Freshman
Jersey number:
N/A
Last year:
Morant was a senior in high school (LINK). He made 12 tackles, 1 pass breakup, and 1 kickoff return for a touchdown.
TTB Rating:
87

Morant had the unfortunate luck of suffering a foot injury early in his senior season, leading to a truncated high school career. I’m sure it was disappointing for Morant and his teammates, but it also would have been fun to watch his senior highlights, because his junior year looked great. He was selected for the All-American Bowl and the Polynesian Bowl, but he couldn’t participate in either. He finished as the #10 safety and #165 overall player. His high school head coach was Vito Campanile, the brother of former Michigan linebackers coach Anthony Campanile (now with the Dolphins).

Don’t let the ranking fool you into thinking I like Morant any less. I am concerned about his recovery from the injury (there were rumors floating around that this was on the verge of being a career-threatening injury), and missing most of his senior season could diminish his ability to be ready as a freshman. If the spring and spring football had been allowed to play out, I might have moved him up the list since he was an early enrollee, but missing (most of) his senior year and then spring ball puts him a little behind where he should be in order to play this year. I’m expecting him to redshirt, but I admit I could be way off if his recovery has gone well.

Prediction: Redshirt

Hit the jump for Morant’s short senior highlight clip.

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