3 pressing transfer portal needs for Michigan Football this offseason

Sherrone Moore's work is just beginning and he still has some holes to fill on the Michigan football roster that he could improve by hitting the transfer portal sooner rather than later.

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So far there haven't been any grave departures from the Michigan football roster since the changing of the guard. The Wolverines have a more than capable depth chart but are missing a few pieces that could put them over the hump as the perennial favorites to repeat in the Big Ten in 2024. Here are three spots that Coach Moore should go after in the portal before fall camp gets underway in August.

1. A 2nd cornerback opposite Will Johnson

Josh Wallace was a godsend for Michigan football in 2023. He filled the second cornerback spot to a tee. Unfortunately he is moving on and two bodies who had a chance to fill the role have also left via the portal. That leaves sophomores Jyaire Hill and DJ Waller as the most veteran players left on the roster.

Ja'Den McBurrows is another option, but he might take over at nickel, if they don't award the job to Keon Sabb. Upton Stout was a name rumored to be transferring in, but he decided to stick it out at Western Kentucky instead. Other names will arise between now and the fall if the Wolverines wish to go that route again.

Currently the top name on the market may be Tacario Davis from Arizona. It wouldn't be a surprise to see him follow Jedd Fisch to Washington, but there are no crystal balls to where he is leaning at the moment. Most of the big names have already transferred because the semester started and they don't want to lose time in the classroom or on the gridiron.