3 thoughts on Michigan football wideouts after transfer portal additions

Michigan football added two wide receivers from the transfer portal on Wednesday and here's a look at the room now for the Wolverines.
Jan 8, 2024; Houston, TX, USA; Michigan Wolverines defensive back Amorion Walker (1) against the
Jan 8, 2024; Houston, TX, USA; Michigan Wolverines defensive back Amorion Walker (1) against the / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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Michigan football needed to address the wide receiver position. It was one of the biggest needs coming out of spring ball and on Wednesday, the Wolverines addressed the need with not one, but two transfer portal additions.

One of those is former Michigan football player Amorion Walker. The 6-foot-3 ,180-pound athlete played cornerback and wide receiver with the Wolverines. He was expected to start at cornerback last season but it didn't work out and he transferred to play receiver at Ole Miss.

All of sudden, with Michigan football needing a big, talented wideout, Walker was back in the portal. Michigan was able to land him. The Wolverines also grabbed C.J. Charleston, a 6-foot pass catcher from Youngstown State, and here are three thoughts on the wide receiver position.

Walker offers home-run upside

The Wolverines needed to add depth, but they have guys who have proven they can produce in the Big Ten. Semaj Morgan made plenty of plays as a freshman and I expect a breakout season of sorts. Tyler Morris is in that same boat. He caught a touchdown pass in the Rose Bowl, and Frederick Moore played very well in the spring game.

Still, there wasn't a guy like Walker. None of the holdovers had his combination of size and speed. Walker hasn't reached his potential yet. But he made "the Freaks list" of Bruce Feldman for a reason. He's incredibly quick and he could have a real future.

Allowing him to focus on wide receiver should help. I don't expect him to be the No. 1 but he could develop into that. He can at least keep defenses honest and it will be fun to see what he can do just being focused on one position.