MICHIGAN FOOTBALL DEVELOPING DEPTH CHART 2017

Seniors: Offense-Mason Cole, Khalid Hill, Michael Hirsch, John O'Korn, Patrick Kugler, Henry Poggi, Wilton Speight ; Defense-Maurice Hurst, Michael McCray, Chase Winovich, Mike Wroblewski and Special Teams: Garrett Moores

Summer Practice Starts July 31

Freshman arrive June 26--Summer Drills begin

Florida Game Time set for 3:30 p.m. on September 2

Regents approve 15 million for Schembechler Hall renovations

Regents approve $21 million weight lifting facility at Oosterbaan

Lester Family Endows Defensive Coordinator Position

Observations on the Spring Game on April 15, 2017 (Highlights and Stats and Whole Scrimmage)

3 Practices at Rome, Italy on April 27, 28, and 29 (Bredeson to Spain, Moores to Belgium, Wangler to Iceland, Washington to Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Practice Schedule: March 24, 26, 29, 31, April 2, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15 and 18

Observations on Michigan Football Recruiting for 2017

Signing of the Stars at Crisler Arena on February 1 (Signing of the Stars 2017)

Former Michigan Offensive Line Coach Greg Frey has been hired as Running Game Coordinator, and will coach both the offensive line and tight ends; this moved Offensive Coordinator Tim Drevno to coach and coordinator the entire offense with Passing Game Coordinator, Wide Receiver and Quarterbacks Coach, Pep Hamilton, and Jay Harbaugh, the new Running Backs Coach. Sean Magee replaced Tony Tuitoni as Recruiting Coordinator along with Cooper Petagna. Kevin Lempa and Scott Turner replaced Rick Finotti, Bam Richards, Dave Adolph, and Jimmie Dougherty as Analysts. Ty Rogers is new Multimedia Coordinator.

Dave Adolph passed away

Michigan becomes first Division I Football Program to have 3 Assistant Coaches earning over $1 million per year

Drevno signs 5 year, $5 million extension as Offensive Coordinator

Fisch New UCLA Offensive Coordinator Harbaugh hires Pep Hamilton to coach QBs/WRs and Passing Game

Don Brown signs new deal for $1.4 million per year

Michigan Football Coaching Staff

Schedule and Future Schedules

Michigan Football Recruiting

This is Michigan

Michigan Football Visitors: Official and Unofficial

Michigan Football Depth Chart for 2016

Offense

Coach Drevno on March 27

Coordinators on April 15

Position 1st Team 2nd Team 2018 Recruits 
QB Speight Peters/O'Korn  Milton
H-Back Poggi/Hill Mason
RB Evans Walker/Higdon/Isaac  Turner    

WR Z

Crawford

McDoom/N.Johnson/Martin

WR X Black Peoples-Jones/Ways/Hawkins/Collins
TE Bunting Wheatley/Gentry/McKeon/Eubanks 
RT Runyan Bushell-Beatty/Filiaga/Stueber/Honigford
RG Onwenu Vastardis/Ulizio Ekiyor
C Kugler Ruiz/Vastardis
LG Bredeson Ulizio/Spanellis/Hall
LT Cole Ruiz/Ulizio/Robinson/Stueber/Honigford Mayfield

Pep Hamilton on April 6

Backfield

Speight-Poggi-Evans

Peters-Hill-Walker

O'Korn-Hirsch-Higdon/Isaac

McCaffrey/Malzone-O'Samuels-Taylor

2017 MICHIGAN Football Player

#

Position

Depth

Class

Height

Weight

Status

40 yd.

Vertical

Jump

Bench Press

ACT Composite /SAT Total

High School GPA

Quarterback

Speight
Peters/O'Korn

Speight, Wilton 3 QB 1 Sr. 6'6" 243 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Peters, Brandon 18 QB 2 Fr. 6'5" 216 Redshirt 4.85 n/a n/a n/a n/a
O'Korn, John 8 QB 3 Sr. 6'4" 215 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Malzone, Alex 10 QB 4 So. 6'2" 224 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
McCaffrey, Dylan 12 QB 4 Fr. 6'5" 196 Early Enrollee n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Sessa, Michael 6 QB 4 Fr. 6'8" 205 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Wilton Speight will start, and probably be Offensive Captain. Speight on April 15 Speight on April 6 Speight on March 24; he has lost 20 lbs. Redshirt Brandon Peters was impressive in the Spring game, and will be primary backup; remember that he excelled against the 2nd string defense at the Spring game, and not the 1st Team. Peters Inerview Peters on April 15 Senior John O'Korn is a running threat, and will be another option. Alex Malzone has been injured; he rolled his ankle, and didn't do much this Spring according to Harbaugh. Dylan McCaffrey will most likely redshirt. Michael Sessa is also getting reps. Shane Morris transferred to Central Michigan. QB Preview Joe Milton has pledged for 2018! Will Tyler Shough also pledge?

Jay Harbaugh on April 13

Running Back (Tailback)

Evans
Walker/Higdon/Isaac

Evans, Chris 12 RB 1 So. 5'11" 200 Starter 4.4 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Higdon, Karan 22 RB 2 So. 5'10" 189 Backup 4.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Isaac, Ty 32 RB 2 Sr. 6'3" 242 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Walker, Kareem 6 RB 2 Fr. 6'1" 207 Redshirt 4.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Hewlett, Joe 27 RB 5 Sr. 6'0" 195 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Samuels, O'Maury 20 RB 5 Fr. 5'10" 188 Recruit n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Taylor, Kurt 21 RB 5 Fr. 5'9" 200 Recruit n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Wilson, Tru 20 RB 5 Fr. 5'10" 190 Walk-on 4.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Char, Jared 44 RB 9 Fr. 6'0" 190 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Chris Evans has the edge for the starting position in the Fall. Evans on April 15 Evans on April 4 Redshirt Kareem Walker has been impressive so far in Spring Drills. Higdon on April 13 Karan Higdon and Ty Issac also look good, and will gain playing time. Isaac on April 12 Will O'Maury Samuels and Kurt Taylor contribute? Both Walk-ons Joe Hewlett and Tru Wilson looked good in the Spring game. Kingston Davis transferred to Independence Community College. Michigan Running Back Preview Christian Turner has pledged for 2018! Who else will we add for 2018?  Tavion Thomas, Chris Curry, Fabian Franklin, Michael Barrett and Asa Martin are early candidates.

Michigan Spring Game 2017 Every Run

H-Back (Fullback)

Poggi/Hill
Hirsch/Mason

Comments: Henry Poggi  (Poggi on April 5) and Khalid Hill (Hill on April 11) return with Walk-on Michael HirschHirsch defies the odds. I didn't see Hirsch play in the Spring game. The coaches would like Hill to lose weight. Ben Mason was "made" to be a fullback. Tyler Plocki and Matt Brown will walk-on. 

Poggi, Henry 19 H-Back 1 Sr. 6'4" 257 Starter 4.7 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Hill, Khalid 80 H-Back 2 Sr. 6'2" 263 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Hirsch, Michael 41 H-Back 3 Sr. 6'1" 245 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Beneducci, Joe 30 H-Back 4 Sr. 5'9" 212 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Brown, Matt 23 H-Back 4 Fr. 6'0" 220 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Plocki, Tyler 14 H-Back 4 Fr. 6'1" 215 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Chu, Brian 35 H-Back 7 Sr. 5'10" 223 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Dantzer, Travis 45 H-Back 7 Fr. 6'1' 225 Walk-on N/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Dickow, Spencer 39 H-Back 7 Jr. 6'0" 237 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Volk, Nick 40 H-Back 7 Sr. 5'11" 250 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Wide Receiver Preview

Wide Receiver-X


Black
Peoples-Jones/Schoenle/Ways/Hawkins/Collins

Black, Tarik 7 X Wide Receiver 1 Fr. 6'4" 208 Recruit n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Peoples-Jones, Donovan 9 X Wide Receiver 2 Fr. 6'2" 193 Early Enrollee n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ways, Maurice 85 X Wide Receiver 3 Jr. 6'3" 217 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Hawkins, Bradley 86 X Wide Receiver 4 Fr. 6'1" 202 Recruit n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Schoenle, Nate 35 X Wide Receiver 5 Fr. 6'2" 185 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Brenner, Austin 28 X Wide Receiver 6 Sr. 6'2" 183 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Martin, Jake 24 X Wide Receiver 6 Fr. 5'11" 195 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Smith, Simone 81 X Wide Receiver 6 Fr. 6'6" 210 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Wangler, Jack 16 X Wide Receiver 6 Sr. 6'1" 200 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
McCurray, Jake 6 X Wide Receiver 7 Fr. 6'0" 180 Walk-on 4.54 n/a n/a n/a n/a

CommentsTarik Black had the edge on Donovan Peoples-Jones in the Spring game to replace Amara Darboh at the X outside wideout. Black in Spring Game Walk-on Nate Schoenle also looked good in the Spring game. Nico Collins and Bradley Hawkins will be available in June, but rumor has it he may start at safety. Mo Ways is a capable blocker. Ways on April 11  Tarik Black Interview Donovan Peoples-Jones Interview Will we add Kamryn Babb, Amon Ra St. Brown, Cam Taylor, or others?

Wide Receiver-Z

Crawford
N.Johnson/McDoom/Martin

Crawford, Kekoa 1 Z Wide Receiver 1 So. 6'2" 195 Starter 4.62 n/a n/a n/a n/a
McDoom, Eddie 13 Z Wide Receiver 2 So. 6'0" 180 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Johnson, Nate 25 Z Wide Receiver 3 So. 5'11" 185 Backup 4.47 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Martin, Oliver 4 Z Wide Receiver 4 Fr. 6'1" 195 Recruit n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Latham, Evan 8 Z Wide Receiver 6 Jr. 6'3" 191 Walk-on 4.6 n/a n/a n/a n/a
White, Brendan 29 Z Wide Receiver 6 Jr. 6'1" 191 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Young, Jack 5 Z Wide Receiver 6 Fr. 6'2" 185 Walk-on 4.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Kim, ? 43 Z Wide Receiver 9 Fr. 5'10" 190 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Kekoa Crawford and Eddie McDoom are competing for starter; McDoom hurt his left ankle in the Spring game. McDoom hopes for a Big Year. Nate Johnson could also earn playing time. Defensive Backs Coach Brian Smith stated that Nate Johnson and Tarik Black have given his unit the most problems on cover this Spring. Drake Harris didn't play in the Spring game due to injury, and announced on May 15 he was moving to the defensive backfield. Oliver Martin will be available in June. Will Grant Perry return after dealing with his legal problems and second suspension from the team in 2016? His court case has been adjourned until February 23, and was rescheduled for March 16 with a Pre-Trial on April 13; now it looks like Perry may go to an August jury trial.  This means Perry would miss both Spring and Summer practice. Jack Young, Evan Latham and Jake McCurry will walk-on.

Tight End


Bunting
Wheatley/Gentry/Eubanks/McKeon

Bunting, Ian 89 TE  1 Jr. 6'7" 252 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Wheatley, Tyrone TJ 17 TE  2 So. 6'6" 276 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Eubanks, Nick 18 TE 2 Fr. 6'5" 236 Redshirt 4.69 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Gentry, Zach 83 TE 2 So. 6'7" 244 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
McKeon, Sean 84 TE 2 Fr. 6'5" 240 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Edmonds, Conner 86 TE 6 Fr. 6'5" 245 Walk-on 4.82 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ferris, Kenneth 34 TE 6 Jr. 6'5" 237 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Files, Joseph 42 TE 6 Jr. 6'4" 252 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Selzer, Carter 89 TE 6 Fr. 6'8" 225 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Hanlon, Chris 89 TE 9 Jr. 6'3" 220 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Veingrad, Ryan 99 TE 9 Jr. 6'4" 248 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Ian Bunting was injured in the Spring, and it limited his playing time; he may be the starter. T.J. Wheatley, Sean McKeon, Zach Gentry, and Nick Eubanks are competing for playing time. Wheatley is bigger, and will play in double tight end running situations. Gentry, McKeon and Eubanks are very athletic and good receivers; both Gentry and Eubanks can split wide and go deep.  Chris Hanlon, Carter Selzer and Ryan Veingrad will walk on.  Veingrad beats cancer to become Michigan Preferred Walk-On Devin Asiasi has transferred to UCLA with Coach Fisch. Will we add Mustapha Muhammad and/or Jeremy Ruckert?

Wide Receiver Rotation

Black-Crawford-Bunting

Peoples-Jones-McDoom-Wheatley

Schoenle-Jackson-Gentry/McKeon 

Hawkins/Ways-Martin/Eubanks

Greg Frey on March 29

Offensive Line Preview

Right Tackle


Runyan
Bushell-Beatty/Filiaga/Honigford/Stueber

Runyan, Jon Jr. 75 RT 1 So. 6'4" 304 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Bushell-Beatty, Juwann 76 RT 2 Sr. 6'6" 311 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Filiaga, Chuck 66 RT 3 Fr. 6'6" 335 Recruit n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Honigford, Joel 59 RT 3 Fr. 6'6" 278 Recruit n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Stueber, Andrew 71 RT 3 Fr. 6'6" 285 Recruit n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Jon Runyan started the Spring Game at Right Tackle for the Blue Team. Juwan Bushell-Beatty and Nolan Ulizio were unavailable.  Chuck Filiaga, Andrew Stueber, and Joel Honigford will also compete in June. Bushell-Beatty on April 6 Grant Newsome will take a medical; he could possibly compete in 2018. Will we add Daniel Faalele, Curtis Dunlop, Barton Clement, Verdis Brown, Will Lawrence or others?

Right Guard


Onwenu
Vastardis 

Onwenu, Michael 62 RG 1 So. 6'3" 372 Starter 5.52 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Vastardis, Andrew 68 RG 2 Fr. 6'3" 305 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Spanellis, Stephen 72 RG 3 Fr. 6'5" 335 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Fitzgerald, Sean 63 RG 4 Jr. 6'3" 295 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Froelich, Greg 41 RG 4 Fr. 6'3" 275 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Kay, Anthony 65 RG 4 Fr. 6'4" 275 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Speight, Jess 61 RG 4 Fr. 6'4" 275 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Jokisch, Dan 61 RG 4 Fr. 6'4" 240 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Michael Onwenu will start at Right Guard; he is up to 372 lbs., and the coaches would like him to lose weight. Onwenu on March 31 Walk-on Andrew Vastardis is the backup. Nolan Ulizio and Stephen Spanellis are other candidates for playing time along with Cesar Ruiz. Anthony Kay, Greg Froelich, and Dan Jokisch are walk-ons. David Dawson transferred to Iowa State. Will 2018 pledge Emil Ekiyor start on offense or defense? Sean Fitzgerald and Jess Speight will walk-on.

Center


Kugler
Ruiz/Vastardis

Kugler, Patrick 57 C 1 Sr. 6'5" 303 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ruiz, Cesar 51 C 2 Fr. 6'3" 315 Early Enrollee n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Patrick Kugler has the edge to start with Cesar Ruiz backing up Center and Left Tackle Ruiz Interview  Kugler on April 4 Walk-on Andrew Vastardis is the second backup.

Left Guard


Bredeson
Ulizio/Spanellis/Hall

Bredeson, Ben 74 LG 1 So. 6'5" 310 Starter 5.31 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ulizio, Nolan 70 LG 2 So. 6'5" 291 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Hall, JaRaymond 73 LG 3 Fr. 6'5" 282 Recruit n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Spanellis, Stephen 72 LG 3 Fr. 6'5" 335 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Ben Bredeson returns as starter at Left Guard.  Nolan Ulizio, Stephen Spanellis, and January enrollee JaRaymond Hall are also competing for playing time as backups. Hall didn't compete in the Spring game due to injury. JaRaymond Hall

Left Tackle

Cole
Ruiz/Robinson/Ulizio

Cole, Mason 52 LT 1 Sr. 6'5" 305 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Robinson, Greg 79 LT 2 Fr. 6'6" 290 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ruiz, Cesar 51 LT 2 Fr. 6'3" 315 Early Enrollee n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Mason Cole returns to start at Left Tackle. Cole on April 15 Cole on March 24 Cesar Ruiz is backing up. Walk-On Greg Robinson started for the Maize Team in the Spring game. Nolan Ulizio is another backup along with incoming Frosh Stueber, Honigford, Hall, etc. Jalen Mayfield pledged for 2018. Will we add Ryan Hayes or others?

Cole-Bredeson-Kugler-Onwenu-Runyan

Robinson-Ulizio-Ruiz-Vastardis-Bushell-Beatty

Ruiz-Hall-Honigford-Stueber-Filiaga

Defense

Don Brown on Spring Practice on March 24

Michigan Defense Spring Report April 3

DE-Strong Side

Gary

Kemp/Jeter

DE-Wide Side/Buck Linebacker

Winovich R.Jones/Vilain/Paye
NT Mone Solomon/Dwumfour/Paea
DT Hurst Marshall/J.Hudson/Irving-Bey Hutchinson
OLB-SAM

Furbush

Uche/Gil/Singleton

Sims
ILB-MIKE Bush Wroblewski/Anthony/Mbem-Bosse
ILB-WILL McCray Anthony/Singleton/Ross  
LCB-Wide Side St. Juste Watson/Long/Thomas

RCB-Short Side

Washington

Hill/Watson/Long

FS Kinnel Woods/Kelly-Powell  Reese

SS/Rover

Viper/Nickel

Glasgow

Hudson

Metellus/Woods

Glasgow/Metellus

Greg Mattison on April 4
Defensive Line Spring Report

Nose Tackle


Mone

Solomon

Mone, Bryan 90 NT 1 Sr. 6'4" 310 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Solomon, Aubrey 91 NT 2 Fr. 6'3" 300 Recruit n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Dwumfour, Michael 50 NT 3 Fr. 6'2" 300 Redshirt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Paea, Phillip 58 NT 3 Fr. 6'4" 285 Recruit n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Bryan Mone will start. Mone on March 31 Redshirt Michael Dwumfour has been injured and is not involved in contact during the Spring; he will battle Aubrey Solomon for playing time as backup in June. Philip Paea may also compete for playing time at Nose Tackle and 3 Technique or redshirt.

Defensive Tackle (3 Technique)


Hurst

Marshall/R.Johnson/Myers/J.Hudson/Irving-Bey/Paea

Hurst, Maurice 73 DT 1 Sr. 6'2" 282 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Marshall, Lawrence 93 DT 2 Sr. 6'4" 280 Backup 4.41 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Hudson, James 51 DT 3 Fr. 6'5" 280 Recruit n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Irving-Bey, Deron 94 DT 3 Fr. 6'5" 282 Recruit n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Johnson, Ron 17 DT 3 Fr. 6'4" 245 Redshirt 4.6 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Myers, Carl 54 DT 3 Fr. 6'3" 285 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Makki, Salim 53 DT 7 Sr. 6'0" 264 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Mo Hurst will start. Hurst on April 15 Lawrence Marshall has moved inside, and will probably back Hurst up. Donovan Jeter has looked good so far at Defensive End, and could move inside. Ron Johnson has moved to 3 Technique from End. James Hudson, Deron Irving-Bey and Philip Paea will compete for playing time when they arrive in June. Salim Makki and Carl Myers are walk-ons; Myers has made significant improvements, and is up to 290 lbs. Aiden Hutchinson has pledged for 2018. Will we add Tyler Friday?

Defensive End-Strong Side

Gary
Kemp/Jeter 

Gary, Rashan 3 DE-Strong 1 So. 6'5" 287 Starter 4.86 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Kemp, Carlo 2 DE-Strong 2 Fr. 6'3" 255 Redshirt 4.8 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Jeter, Donovan 95 DE-Strong 3 Fr. 6'5" 250 Early Enrollee n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Malone-Hatcher, Corey 33 DE-Strong 4 Fr. 6'3" 246 Recruit n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Luby, John 99 DE-Strong 5 Fr. 6'8" 250 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Rashan Gary is the starter. Gary on April 15 Gary on March 29. January enrollee Donovan Jeter is battling Redshirt Carlo Kemp for backup, but all 3 will play. Kemp on April 11 John Luby forced the hurry that resulted in the "Pick 6" by Brandon Watson in the Spring game; Luby is a walk-on from Lake Orion. Corey Malone-Hatcher is also learning the position, but was injured and didn't play in the Spring game. Jeter Interview Corey Malone-Hatcher Will we add Tyreke Smith, Jeremiah Martin, Dorian Hardy or others?

Defensive End-Wide Side/Buck Linebacker


Winovich

R.Jones/Vilain/Paye 

Winovich, Chase 15 DE/Buck LB 1 Jr. 6'3" 255 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Jones, Reuben 4 DE/Buck LB 2 So. 6'4" 222 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Vilain, Luiji 99 DE/Buck LB 3 Fr. 6'4" 240 Recruit n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Paye, Kwity 44 DE/Buck LB 4 Fr. 6'4" 235 Recruit n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Drbocky, Dane 82 DE/Buck LB 5 Fr. 6'3" 234 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Robertson, Cheyenn 92 DE/Buck LB 5 So. 6'3" 238 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

CommentsChase Winovich returns as Buck Linebacker; he is up to 255 lbs. Winovich on April 4 Reuben Jones has looked good so far in Spring Practice, and is the probable backup. Ron Johnson is working at 3 Technique so he must have gained some size.  Luiji Vilain and Kwity Paye will also compete for backup in June. I'm not sure if Shelton Johnson transferred or has taken a medical. Will we add Nik Bonitto?

Gary-Mone-Hurst-Winovich

Kemp-Solomon-Marshall-Jones

Jeter-Dwumfour-R.Johnson/Myers-Vilain 

Malone-Hatcher-Paea-Hudson/Irving-Bey-Paye

Partridge on March 31

Outside Linebacker-SAM

Furbush
Uche/Gil/Singleton

Furbush, Noah 59 OLB-SAM 1 So. 6'5" 238 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Uche, Joshua 35 OLB-SAM 2 Fr. 6'3" 217 Backup 4.6 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Gil, Devin 36 OLB-SAM 3 Fr. 6'2" 230 Redshirt 4.72 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Singleton, Drew 8 OLB-SAM 3 Fr. 6'2" 215 Recruit n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Offerdahl, Jameson 56 OLB-SAM 5 Jr. 6'2" 214 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Noah Furbush may have won the SAM position in Spring drills. Furbush on April 6 Joshua Uche is the backup. Devin Gil is 3rd string. Drew Singleton and Joshua Ross will compete in June. Adam Fakih, Adam Shibley and Tyler Plocki may compete as walk-ons.

Inside Linebacker-MIKE


Bush
Wroblewski/Mbem-Bosse/Anthony

Bush, Devin 10 ILB-MIKE 1 So. 5'11" 232 Starter 4.7 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Wroblewski, Mike 46 ILB-MIKE 2 Sr. 6'2" 242 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Mbem-Bosse, Elysee 52 ILB-MIKE 3 So. 6'3" 215 Backup 4.61 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Mason, Ben 41 ILB-MIKE 4 Fr. 6'2.5" 247 Recruit n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Devin Bush is the starter! Bush on April 15 Walk-on Mike Wroblewski is the backup at MIKE. Unwanted Mike Wroblewski Elysee Mbem-Bosse and Jordan Anthony will also compete for playing time. Ben Mason is moving to fullback where he was destined to be. Ben Mason interview Wyatt Shallman has transferred to Ohio Univ.

Inside Linebacker-WILL


McCray
Anthony/Ross

McCray, Michael 9 ILB-WILL 1 Sr. 6'4" 248 Starter 4.6 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Anthony, Jordan 42 ILB-WILL 2 Fr. 6'1" 226 Recruit n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Dunaway, Jack 88 ILB-WILL 3 Jr. 6'3" 222 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ross, Joshua 45 ILB-WILL 3 Fr. 6'1.5" 221 Recruit n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Wangler, Jared 38 ILB-WILL 3 So. 6'2" 229 Backup 4.51 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Bush, Pete 51 ILB-WILL 6 Fr. 6'2" 210 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Fakih, Adam n/a ILB-WILL 6 Jr. 6'2" 210 Walk-on 4.69 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Kaminski, Alex 58 ILB-WILL 6 Sr. 5'11" 209 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Shibley, Adam n/a ILB-WILL 6 Jr. 6'1" 225 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

CommentsMichael McCray returns as the starter, and could be defensive Captain. McCray on April 15 Mike Wroblewski will be the 3rd linebacker in so that could move Bush to WILL. Jordan Anthony, Joshua Ross, and Drew Singleton will compete when they arrive in June. Jared Wangler may earn a letter on kickoff team. Jack Dunaway has been impressive in the winter drills, and could also see action. Dytarious Johnson went to Prep School, and planned to enroll in January, but signed with Eastern Illinois. Will we add Kolin Demens, Brian Asamoah, or others?

McCray-Bush-Furbush

Anthony-Wroblewski-Uche

Wangler/Ross-Mbem-Bosse-Gil 

Dunaway-Mason-Singleton

Defensive Back-Wideside (LCB )


St. Juste
Watson/Long

St. Juste, Benjamin 25 LCB 1 Fr. 6'3" 188 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Long, David 22 LCB 2 Fr. 5'11" 187 Backup 4.4 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Watson, Brandon 28 LCB 2 Sr. 5'11" 203 Backup 4.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Thomas, Ambry 1 LCB 4 Fr. 5'11.5" 174 Recruit n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Benjamin St. Juste may be the starter at Wide Side Cornerback; he started for the Blue Team in the Spring game while both David Long and Brandon Watson played corner for the Maize Team which are the backups. Ambry Thomas could also see playing time on special teams. Ambry Thomas Jared Davis, Josh Wilk and Hunter Reynolds will walk-on. Benjamin St. Juste Interview  Ambry Thomas will wear the #1 jersey! Will Korrin Wiggins transfer? Michigan reached out to Wiggins How about Merrick Sims from Howard?

Defensive Back-Shortside or Boundry (RCB)

Washington
Hill/Watson/Long

Washington, Keith 6 RCB 1 So. 6'2" 170 Starter 4.3 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Hill, LaVert 24 RCB 2 So. 5'11" 168 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Mitchell, Matt 20 RCB 4 Fr. 5'10" 186 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Davis, Jared 3 RCB 5 Fr. 6'0" 185 Walk-on 4.66 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Krupp, Taylor 36 RCB 5 Sr. 6'1" 186 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Reynolds, Hunter 21 RCB 5 Jr. 6'0" 185 Walk-on 4.54 n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Keith Washington may have the edge to start over LaVert Hill at Boundry Corner with Brandon Watson and David Long also possibly rotating. Both Long and Hill had injuries which limited their playing time in the Spring game. Myles Sims has pledged for 2018. Who else will we add?

Free Safety


Kinnel
Woods/Kelly-Powell

Kinnel, Tyree 23 FS 1 Jr. 5'11" 206 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Woods, J'Marick 26 FS 2 Fr. 6'3" 205 Early Enrollee n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Kelly-Powell, Jaylen 16 FS 3 Fr. 6'0" 180 Early Enrollee n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Grodman, Louis 24 FS 4 Jr. 5'11" 183 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Cochran, Tyler 30 FS 5 Fr. 6'1" 190 Walk-on 4.52 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Jones, ? 34 FS 5 Fr. 6'3" 200 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
West, Jacob 41 FS 5 Jr. 6'1" 195 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Wilk, Josh 19 FS 5 Fr. 5'11" 185 Walk-on 4.6 n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Tyree Kinnel has the edge to start at Free Safety. January enrollees J'Marick Woods and Jaylen Kelly-Powell will backup Kinnel, and all three should see action for the Wolverines in 2017. Kinnel on March 30Otis Reese had pledged for 2018!  Jaylen Kelly-Powell Interview J'Marick Woods Interview Rumor has it that Brad Hawkins may start on defense at safety. The extra 5th defensive back, Nickel or Viper usually replaces the SAM in obvious passing situations, and Khaleke Hudson is the starter with both Jordan Glasgow and Josh Metellus backing him up. Glasgow on April 13 Hudson's Road to the Viper

Strong Safety


Glasgow
Woods

Glasgow, Jordan 29 SS 1 So. 6'1" 210 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Metellus, Josh 14 SS 2 So. 6'0" 204 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Comments: Jordan Glasgow will start at Strong Safety, and back up Hudson at Viper. Josh Metellus will back up both Strong Safety and Viper. Metellus on April 4 January enrollees J'Marick Woods and Jaylen Kelly-Powell will see action at both safety positions. Otis Reese has pledged for 2018, will he play Safety/Viper or grow into a Linebacker? Will we add Shayne Simon?
Hudson, Khaleke 7 Viper 1 So. 6'0" 205 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Defensive Back Rotation

St. Juste-Glasgow-Hudson-Kinnel-Washington

Watson/Long-Metellus-Woods-Long

Kelly-Powell-Thomas

Brian Smith on April 11

Zordich on April 18

Special Teams

PK/Kickoffs

Nordin

Tice/Seychel/Foug

P Hart  Robbins
Kickoffs Nordin Tice/Seychel
Snapper Cheeseman Robinson/Baldeck/Deeg 
Holder Moores O'Korn/Peters/Speight/Malzone/McCaffrey
Punt Returns Johnson McDoom/Peoples-Jones/Long 
Kickoff Returns Walker/Long

Crawford/Thomas/Peoples-Jones/McDoom/Samuels

Placekicker/Field Goals/Extra Points/Kickoffs

Nordin
Seychel/Tice

Nordin, Quinn 15 PK 1 Fr. 6'1" 205 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Tice, Ryan 41 PK 2 So. 6'1" 170 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Foug, James 31 PK 3 Jr. 5'11" 175 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Seychel, Kyle 31 PK 4 Sr. 6'2" 171 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Redshirt Quinn Nordin has the inside track to start at placekicker, 2017-2020, but we may see Kyle Seychel or Ryan Tice on kickoffs.

Long Snapper


Cheeseman
Robinson/Baldeck/Deeg 

Cheeseman, Camaron 38 Snapper 1 Fr. 6'4" 225 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Robinson, Andrew 50 Snapper 2 So. 6'0" 221 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Deeg, Bradley 38 Snapper 3 Jr. 6'0" 176 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Baldeck, Matt n/a Snapper 4 Fr. 6'0" 220 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Cameron Cheeseman may emerge as the starter. Andrew Robinson is a capable backup. Matt Baldeck will compete in June. Scott Sypniewski transferred to Vanderbilt.

Holder

Moores
O'Korn/Peters/Speight

Moores, Garrett 15 Holder 1 Sr. 6'5" 217 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
O'Korn, John 8 Holder 2 Jr. 6'4" 215 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Peters, Brandon 18 Holder 3 Fr. 6'5" 216 Backup 4.85 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Speight, Wilton 3 Holder 3 Sr. 6'6" 243 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Malzone, Alex 10 Holder 5 So. 6'2" 224 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
McCaffrey, Dylan 12 Holder 5 Fr. 6'5" 196 Recruit n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Garrett Moores returns as starter.

Punter

Hart
Robbins

Hart, Will 17 P 1 Fr. 6'3" 190 Walk-on n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Robbins, Brad n/a P 2 Fr. 6'2" 180 Walk-on 4.56 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Nordin, Quinn 15 P 3 Fr. 6'1" 205 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
 

Comments: Will Hart has a strong leg, but needs to work on consistency. Brad Robbins will compete in June.

Punt Returns


Johnson
Long/Peoples-Jones/Crawford

Crawford, Kekoa 1 PR 2 So. 6'2" 195 Backup 4.62 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Evans, Chris 12 PR 2 So. 5'11" 200 Backup 4.4 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Long, David 22 PR 2 Fr. 5'11" 187 Backup 4.4 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Peoples-Jones, Donovan 9 PR 2 Fr. 6'2" 193 Recruit n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Nate Johnson may be our new deep threat. David Long, Donovan Peoples-Jones, Kekoa Crawford, and others continue to audition for the position. Both Khaleke Hudson and Josh Uche will be great punt rushers. Eddie McDoom and Noah Furbush have been flyers on punt coverage.

Kickoff Returns


Walker/Long
Peoples-Jones/Crawford/McDoom/Thomas/Samuels

Crawford, Kekoa 1 KOR 1 So. 6'2" 195 Starter 4.62 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Peoples-Jones, Donovan 9 KOR 1 Fr. 6'2" 193 Starter n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Walker, Kareem 6 KOR 1 Fr. 6'1" 207 Redshirt 4.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Long, David 22 KOR 2 Fr. 5'11" 187 Backup 4.4 n/a n/a n/a n/a
McDoom, Eddie 13 KOR 2 So. 6'0" 180 Backup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Thomas, Ambry 1 KOR 2 Fr. 5'11.5" 174 Recruit n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Comments: Running Backs, Wide Receivers and Defensive Backs including Chris Evans, Donovan Peoples-Jones, Eddie McDoom, Kekoa Crawford, David Long, Ambry Thomas, O'Maury Samuels and others will try out to give us a threat on returns.

Walk-Ons 2017
Baldeck, Matt 69 Snapper 4 Fr. 6'0" 220
Beneducci, Joe 30 H-Back 4 Sr. 5'9" 212
Brenner, Austin 28 X Wide Receiver 6 Sr. 6'2" 183
Brown, Matt 23 H-Back 4 Fr. 6'0" 220
Bush, Pete 51 ILB-WILL 6 Fr. 6'2" 210
Char, Jared 44 RB 9 Fr. 6'0" 190
Cheeseman, Camaron 38 Snapper 1 Fr. 6'4" 225
Chu, Brian 35 H-Back 7 Sr. 5'10" 223
Cochran, Tyler 30 FS 5 Fr. 6'1" 190
Dantzer, Travis 45 H-Back 7 Fr. 6'1' 225
Davis, Jared 3 RCB 5 Fr. 6'0" 185
Deeg, Bradley 43 Snapper 3 Jr. 6'0" 176
Dickow, Spencer 39 H-Back 7 Jr. 6'0" 237
Drbocky, Dane 82 DE/Buck LB 5 Fr. 6'3" 234
Dunaway, Jack 88 ILB-WILL 3 Jr. 6'3" 222
Edmonds, Conner 86 TE 6 Fr. 6'5" 245
Fakih, Adam 54 ILB-WILL 6 Jr. 6'2" 210
Ferris, Kenneth 34 TE 6 Jr. 6'5" 237
Files, Joseph 42 TE 6 Jr. 6'4" 252
Fitzgerald, Sean 63 RG 4 Jr. 6'3" 295
Foug, James 31 PK 4 Jr. 5'11" 175
Froelich, Greg 41 RG 4 Fr. 6'3" 275
Glasgow, Jordan 29 SS 1 So. 6'1" 210
Grodman, Louis 24 FS 4 Jr. 5'11" 183
Hanlon, Chris 89 TE 9 Jr. 6'3" 220
Hart, Will 17 P 1 Fr. 6'3" 190
Hewlett, Joe 27 RB 5 Sr. 6'0" 195
Hirsch, Michael 41 H-Back 3 Sr. 6'1" 245
Jokisch, Dan 61 RG 4 Fr. 6'4" 240
Jones, ? 34 FS 5 Fr. 6'3" 200
Kaminski, Alex 58 ILB-WILL 6 Sr. 5'11" 209
Kay, Anthony 65 RG 4 Fr. 6'4" 275
Kim, ? 43 Z Wide Receiver 9 Fr. 5'10" 190
Krupp, Taylor 36 RCB 5 Sr. 6'1" 186
Latham, Evan 8 Z Wide Receiver 6 Jr. 6'3" 191
Luby, John 99 DE-Strong 5 Fr. 6'8" 250
Makki, Salim 53 DT 7 Sr. 6'0" 264
Martin, Jake 24 X Wide Receiver 6 Fr. 5'11" 195
McCurray, Jake 6 X Wide Receiver 7 Fr. 6'0" 180
Mitchell, Matt 20 RCB 4 Fr. 5'10" 186
Moores, Garrett 15 Holder 1 Sr. 6'5" 217
Myers, Carl 54 DT 3 Fr. 6'3" 285
Offerdahl, Jameson 56 OLB-SAM 5 Jr. 6'2" 214
Plocki, Tyler 14 H-Back 4 Fr. 6'1" 215
Reynolds, Hunter 21 RCB 5 Jr. 6'0" 185
Robbins, Brad 83 P 2 Fr. 6'2" 180
Robertson, Cheyenn 92 DE/Buck LB 5 So. 6'3" 238
Robinson, Andrew 49 Snapper 2 So. 6'0" 221
Robinson, Greg 79 LT 2 Fr. 6'6" 290
Schoenle, Nate 35 X Wide Receiver 5 Fr. 6'2" 185
Selzer, Carter 89 TE 6 Fr. 6'8" 225
Sessa, Michael 6 QB 4 Fr. 6'8" 205
Seychel, Kyle 31 PK 2 Sr. 6'2" 171
Shibley, Adam 44 ILB-WILL 6 Jr. 6'1" 225
Smith, Simone 81 X Wide Receiver 6 Fr. 6'6" 210
Speight, Jess 61 RG 4 Fr. 6'4" 275
Tice, Ryan 41 PK 2 So. 6'1" 170
Vastardis, Andrew 68 RG 2 Fr. 6'3" 305
Veingrad, Ryan 99 TE 9 Jr. 6'4" 248
Volk, Nick 40 H-Back 7 Sr. 5'11" 250
Wangler, Jack 16 X Wide Receiver 6 Sr. 6'1" 200
West, Jacob 41 FS 5 Jr. 6'1" 195
White, Brendan 29 Z Wide Receiver 6 Jr. 6'1" 191
Wilk, Josh 19 FS 5 Fr. 5'11" 185
Wilson, Tru 20 RB 5 Fr. 5'10" 190
Wroblewski, Mike 46 ILB-MIKE 2 Sr. 6'2" 242
Young, Jack 5 Z Wide Receiver 6 Fr. 6'2" 185

So far, new walk-ons include: Matt Brown, Jared Davis, Adam Fakih, Sean Fitzgerald, Chris Hanlon, Evan Latham, Jake McCurry, Tyler Plocki, Hunter Reynolds, Brad Robbins, Adam Shibley, Jess Speight, Ryan Veingrad, Josh Wilk, and Jack Young. It looks like walk-ons with the best chances of playing time include Strong Safety/Viper Jordan Glasgow who should be a starter, Linebacker Mike Wroblewski who is our Backup MIKE Linebacker, Punter Will Hart, Snapper Cameron Cheeseman, Wide Receiver Nate Schoenle, Offensive Lineman Andrew Vastardis, Defensive Lineman Carl Myers, Running Backs Tru Wilson, Michael Hirsch and Joe Hewlett, Linebacker Dunaway, Placekickers Kyle Seychel and Ryan Tice plus Defensive Backs Louis Grodman and Matt Mitchell. They could make the travel teams and letter with game participation and contributions. There are 67 walk-ons trying out for 25-35 spots (85 full ride scholarships plus 35 for Division I squad size of 120) so the competition is fierce, and that is one reason why the team roster for 2017 has not been published for the first time ever March-April in the Spring.

Michigan Football Schedule-2017

September 2 Florida at Dallas (Spring Game Highlights) 3:30 p.m.

September 9 Cincinnati (Spring Game Highlights)

September 16 Air Force

September 23 at Purdue (Spring Game Highlights)

September 30 Open

October 7 Michigan State (Spring Game Highlights) Probable Night Game

October 14 at Indiana

October 21 at Penn State

October 28 Rutgers

November 4 Minnesota (Spring Game Highlights)

November 11 at Maryland

November 18 at Wisconsin

November 25 Ohio State (Spring Game Highlights) Possible Night Game

December 2 Big Ten Championship at Indianapolis vs. ?

January 1 BCS Semi-Final at Rose Bowl vs. ?

January 8 BCS National Championship at Atlanta vs ?

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