Michigan Football: A positive and negative flip for Wolverines

Syndication: Detroit Free Press
Syndication: Detroit Free Press /

Early Signing Day should be exciting for Michigan football fans and already, the Wolverines have flipped a commitment, while losing one to Texas. 

There has been a lot of buzz about Michigan football flipping Notre Dame commitment Amorion Walker and it took until Early Signing Day but the Wolverines finally pulled it off.

Notre Dame tried to keep Walker, a 6-foot-4 athlete who can play both wide receiver and defensive back but Ron Bellamy, who is from Louisiana, just like Walker, really made a strong connection and that proved to be the difference.

Ranked 518th overall in the 2022 class according to the 247 sports composite rankings, Walker has tremendous upside and a great athletic profile. He was offered by LSU and Alabama. Nick Saban was interested in him more as a defensive back but at U-M, he will play offense.

Walker is the second wide receiver commitment in 2022 for Michigan football to go along with Tyler Morris who was signed his letter of intent. The Wolverines are hoping to add Darrius Clemons to the mix later today and feel like a slight favorite although others are pushing.

Yet, it hasn’t been all good news for the Wolverines. Ethan Burke, an edge rusher from Texas who recently committed, was offered by the Longhorns on Tuesday.

That changed the dynamic of his recruitment and he decided to stay home which he made official during his signing day ceremony.

Michigan is also looking like it will lose Kevtone Henry, who isn’t going to sign today. But Derrick Moore is trending for the Wolverines and he’s got elite potential as an edge rusher.

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So stay tuned because the day is far from over.