Ex-Wolverine Player Updates: Spring 2021

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5Apr 2021
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Ex-Wolverine Player Updates: Spring 2021

Zach Charbonnet (image via MLive)

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Jordan Anthony, LB (transfer portal): Anthony has been in the transfer portal for over a year. He last played for Michigan in 2019.

Tarik Black, WR (Texas): Black caught 10 passes for 240 yards and 1 touchdown in 2020. He is returning to Texas for his fifth year of college eligibility.

Zach Carpenter, C (Indiana): Carpenter is listed as a 6’5″, 320 lb. lineman for Indiana. He transferred immediately after the 2020 season.

Zach Charbonnet, RB (UCLA): Charbonnet ran 19 times for 124 yards and 1 touchdown for Michigan in 2020 and signed with the Bruins as a transfer.

Kekoa Crawford, WR (Cal): Crawford is listed as a 6’1″, 195 lb. sixth-year senior for the Golden Bears. He caught 19 passes for 232 yards and 2 touchdowns in 2020.

Devin Gil, LB (South Florida): Gil opted out of the 2020 season and is transferring, though a destination has not yet been announced.

Ja’Raymond Hall, OT (CMU): Hall is retired after having some injury issues.

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1Oct 2020
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Osman Savage, Ex-Wolverine

Osman Savage

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Freshman linebacker Osman Savage has entered the transfer portal, presumably ending his Michigan career before it ever got started. A product of Baltimore (MD) St. Frances, he was a 247 Composite 4-star, the #18 outside linebacker, and #300 overall.

Savage was one of three signees from St. Frances, joining running back Blake Corum and fellow linebacker Nikhai Hill-Green. Both of his high school teammates have been generating some buzz here in the early going, but I had not heard much about Savage, for whatever reason. He did enter college heavier than I expected – reportedly in the 240+ range – so I’m not sure if that has factored into his place on the depth chart or other experiences so far.

Savage is the second 2020 signee to depart from Michigan already, joining Aaron Lewis, who landed at Rutgers.

13Jun 2020
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2020 Season Countdown: #86 Osman Savage

Osman Savage (image via 247 Sports)

Name: Osman Savage
225 lbs.
High school:
Baltimore (MD) St. Frances
Jersey number:
Last year:
Savage was a senior in high school (LINK).
TTB Rating:

“Savage” is a great name for a football player, and Osman seemed to grow into that name more as a senior. While his physicality did not stand out to me as a junior, I believe he improved in that area during his final year of high school. St. Frances doesn’t seem to be too keen on “stats” and that kind of thing, so his numbers are a mystery.

Being a backup inside linebacker at Michigan is an exercise in anonymity, so I don’t expect much from him this year. Cam McGrone and Josh Ross seem to have the two inside ‘backer positions locked down, and with Jordan Glasgow and Devin Gil gone to the Indianapolis Colts and the UCF, respectively, there is traditionally only one guy who is going to get significant snaps in a backup role. Murmurings out of Ann Arbor indicate that guy will be redshirt freshman Charles Thomas, so I expect to see Savage redshirt or just play a bit role in 2020.

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21Feb 2020
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How does the 2020 class match up with Michigan’s all-time recruits?

A.J. Henning (image via Wolverines Wire)

Michigan wrapped up a decent recruiting class earlier in February. There are no 5-star recruits, but the Wolverines got a fair share of 4-star guys. For a historical perspective on where they match up with recruits from the past, here’s a look at where they slot in all-time, according to the 247 Composite.

A.J. Henning – WR – Frankfort (IL) Lincoln-Way East
2020 ranking: #101
Historical ranking: #80 all-time at Michigan
Flanked by: RB Kareem Walker (#100 in 2016) and DT Will Johnson (#105 in 2004)
Closest positional comparisons: Toney Clemons (#96 in 2007) and Adrian Arrington (#115 in 2004)

Braiden McGregor – DE – Port Huron (MI) Northern
2020 ranking: #122
Historical ranking: #103
Tied with: WR Tarik Black (#122 in 2017)
Closest positional comparisons: Aidan Hutchinson (#112 in 2018) and Chris Wormley (#129 in 2012)

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25Jul 2019
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Visitors: 2019 BBQ at the Big House

Corey Kiner (image via Irish Sports Daily)

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The BBQ at the Big House will take place on July 27. With so many 2020 commitments right now, this probably won’t be a big weekend for the current class, but more for the rising juniors in the 2021 class.


Reece Atteberry – C – Centennial (CO) Eaglecrest: Atteberry is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Blake Corum – RB – Baltimore (MD) St. Frances: Corum is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Eamonn Dennis – ATH – Worcester (MA) St. John’s: Dennis is committed to Michigan (LINK).

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