Michigan Football: Multiple freshmen standing out on offense this spring

West Bloomfield wide receiver Semaj Morgan runs against Rochester Adams during the second half in Rochester Hills on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022.
West Bloomfield wide receiver Semaj Morgan runs against Rochester Adams during the second half in Rochester Hills on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. /

There is a couple of freshmen standing out for Michigan football this spring and here are some of the latest rumblings.  

Much of the focus for Michigan football fans have been focused on the recruiting trail over the past few days and with good reason with two commitments from Ohio recruits.

Jordan Marshall, a top-100 overall prospect in the 2024 class and the No. 3 player from the state of Ohio according to the 247 sports composite rankings, committed on Tuesday. On Wednesday, Ben Roebuck, a 6-foot-7 offensive tackle also joined the mix. He is also from Ohio.

However, spring practices are also going on for Michigan football. The Wolverines will be wrapping them up soon with the spring game set for April 1.

There have been lots of positive rumblings so far this spring and that’s nothing new. Just about every team in the country and its fanbase are feeling good right now.

But Michigan football has a real reason to feel good with a loaded roster and one of the best coaching staffs in the country when it comes to developing talent.

Michigan football freshmen standing out

In terms of the early enrollees, a number of freshmen have stood out this spring. One guy that has been turning heads is wide receiver Fredrick Moore according to Chris Balas of The Wolverine, which doesn’t surprise me.

Going back to when he committed, I said he should have been a four-star recruit. He was always productive. The question was his speed but that hasn’t been an issue this spring.

At any rate, he’s not the only wide receiver turning heads this spring and another is former West Bloomfield wideout Semaj Morgan, another three-star that doesn’t play like one.

According to Chris Balas of The Wolverine, another name has started to emerge in the freshman class and that’s running back Benjamin Hall.

Hall was a lower-ranked three-star recruit and not a guy that got a ton of hype coming into this spring. However, Mike Hart really liked him and Hart has proven he knows what he’s doing as an evaluator.

The Michigan football running back room is deep with Blake Corum and Donovan Edwards, but both of those guys are out right now with injuries. C.J. Stokes, Kalel Mullings, Tavi Dunlap, and fellow freshman Cole Cabana are also in the mix and playing well. But Hall turned heads at a recent scrimmage with some long runs according to Balas. 

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Those are all positive signs for Michigan football and it’s exciting that a trio of three-star recruits is standing out already, which implies that they might be better than their ranking suggested.