3 thoughts on commitment of Jaden Mangham to Michigan football

Michigan football landed another key transfer on Friday, this time, from rival Michigan State.
Michigan State's Jaden Mangham intercepts a Nebraska pass during the first quarter on Saturday, Nov.
Michigan State's Jaden Mangham intercepts a Nebraska pass during the first quarter on Saturday, Nov. / Nick King/Lansing State Journal / USA
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Following the commitment of former Tennessee safety Wesley Walker, you wondered if Michigan football still had room for Jaden Mangham, formerly of Michigan State.

As it turns out, we didn't have to wait long for the answer. Mangham committed to Michigan football on Friday night, becoming the third addition to the Wolverines via the transfer portal in the past two days.

Mangham is 6-foot-2, 185 pounds. He had 53 tackles and four interceptions last season, in addition to an interception in 2022. The former Spartan has two years of eligibility and here are three thoughts on his commitment to Michigan football.

The ideal addition

This is the perfect addition for Michigan football for a couple of reasons. For one, it's been hilarious to watch Michigan State fans freak out about Mangham possibly joining the Wolverines. Now it has actually happened and I'm sure the reaction will be very tempered.

Beyond that, Mangham should fit perfectly with the Wolverines. He's a stellar athlete and was recruited by some programs as a wide receiver and a defensive back.

Mangham feels like the replacement for Rod Moore. You also have Walker who can play in the nickel, or in the dime package and feels a lot like Keon Sabb. At least I think his role will be similar, just more prominent.

Mangham feels like he could start next to Makari Paige. He's proven to be a ballhawk and his five interceptions aren't that far off from Rod Moore who has six.

Mangham isn't Rod Moore. Don't get it twisted but he's probably the next-best thing to Keon Sabb staying and taking over that spot. And even if he doesn't start, he's going to add vital depth and playmaking ability on the back end of the defense.