LB Jordan Anthony (Troy): Anthony made 3 tackles in a 55-3 win over Southern.
RB Zach Charbonnet (UCLA): Charbonnet ran 11 times for 117 yards and 1 touchdown, adding 1 catch for 35 yards, in a 38-27 win over LSU.
WR Kekoa Crawford (Cal): Crawford made 2 catches for 33 yards in a 22-17 loss to Nevada.
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Rising second-year linebacker William Mohan has entered the transfer portal. Mohan made 1 tackle on special teams last season.
I gave Mohan a TTB Rating of 88 when he committed (LINK). He was a whirling dervish coming off the edge. At 6’1″ and 205 lbs., he still had some filling out to do but I thought he could be a terror. He was a 3-star, the #23 athlete, and #461 overall coming out of high school in 2020.
Recruited for the Viper position that is now obsolete with the departure of defensive coordinator Don Brown, obviously he did not see a fit with the new defensive staff. I expect Macdonald to use more of a safety-like presence as a nickel player rather than running out a quasi-linebacker on almost every down. As I’ve mentioned previously, it’s much easier to move safeties up into the box than to teach a linebacker to play safety.
Michigan now has 86 scholarship players on the roster (LINK), so at least one more player needs to depart before Michigan is under its limit for 2021.
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You can take a look back at the awards for the 2019 class if you want (LINK).
Best Overall Recruit: DE Braiden McGregor
McGregor lost a little bit of steam in the recruiting world when his senior season ended in a fizzle after a knee injury. That doesn’t put a damper on my excitement for him, though. Michigan does a good job of developing defensive talent – particularly defensive ends – and I expect that to continue with McGregor.
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Name: William Mohan
Weight: 195 lbs.
High school: Brooklyn (NY) Erasmus Hall
Jersey number: N/A
Last year: Mohan was a senior in high school (LINK). He made 56 tackles and 13 sacks.
TTB Rating: 88
Mohan has flown under the radar, but I’m here to tell you there’s a UFO in our airspace.
Mohan (247 Composite 3-star, #23 ATH, #459 overall) has a senior film that shows him flying all over the field – and through the air – to take down ball carriers, sack the quarterback, and wreak havoc. I have a soft spot in my heart for football players who hurl themselves all over with no regard for human life, and Mohan is one of those.
You can juxtapose the film of Mohan (below) with the film of R.J. Moten (LINK) and find totally different attitudes, even though my guess is they’re headed for the same position of Viper. I view Khaleke Hudson, Mohan, and 2021 commit Jaydon Hood all as being in the same vein of player who just can’t help being physical.
So while it’s fitting that Mohan appears to be headed for Hudson’s vacated position, I don’t think Mohan will play much this fall. Mohan is a little light at 195 pounds, and the starter is expected to be redshirt sophomore Michael Barrett. Michigan also has sophomore Anthony Solomon backing up that spot. So I expect Mohan to redshirt, but I think he could make a mark on special teams. I think he also has the ability to be a better pass rusher than some other Viper recruits, which could open up the door for more of a Josh Uche role than what some other Vipers have offered.
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