5 perfect fits for Michigan football in post-spring transfer portal

Michigan football needs reinforcements at key positions of need and here are five perfect fits.
Texas Longhorns defensive back Terrance Brooks (8) breaks up the pass intended for TCU Horned Frogs
Texas Longhorns defensive back Terrance Brooks (8) breaks up the pass intended for TCU Horned Frogs / Ricardo B. Brazziell/American-Statesman
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Jaden Mangham, S, Michigan State

It didn't take long for Michigan football to reach out to Jaden Mangham, a former Wolverines recruit who ended up at Michigan State. The Wolverines wanted him as a wide receiver first, but he made a wise choice playing defensive back.

Last season was his first as a starter for the Spartans and he responded with 53 tackles, three passes defended and four interceptions. With Rod Moore expected to miss most of the season due to injury, Mangham would be a perfect fit for that role.

Alabama and Ohio State are also in the mix so it's not going to be easy but if Michigan football could reel in the former in-state recruit would be massive.

Bruno Fina, LT, UCLA

The Wolverines offensive line is set on the interior. I'm not worried at all about Greg Crippen, Josh Priebe or Giovanni El-Hadi. Yet, there is a some concern at tackle, especially with the depth.

Michigan has some young players who could take a step forward, but as of now, Myles Hinton and Andrew Gentry are the expected starters. They were each top-100 recruits coming out of high school. Hinton has first-round potential if he plays up to his capability.

Gentry has tons of potential too. He was blowing people off the ball in the spring game. Yet, Gentry struggled in pass protection and made me question if he's ready to be a full-time starter.

Bruno Fina doesn't have to answer that question. He started all 12 games for UCLA last season and the 6-foot-5, 300-pounder would look great in a winged helmet. He's known as a stellar run blocker and if Michigan gets the chance, why not improve the offensive line with proven talent?


Not all these transfers will win starting jobs. There would probably be 1-2 starters from this group, but it would raise the floor of the Wolverines in 2024 and that's the goal of the spring window.