Another Michigan football player transfers; Wolverines offer portal wideout

Michigan football lost another player ahead of the transfer portal deadline, plus they made a new offer.
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The Michigan football team suffered another transfer portal departure on Monday as former four-star linebacker recruit Semaj Bridgeman, who signed with the Wolverines as part of the 2023 class, officially entered the portal.

Semaj Bridgeman redshirted for the Wolverines last season and didn't play any snaps on defense. With the way the linebacker depth chart is shaping up, it's not likely that his role would have increased this season so it's hard to blame him for seeking other opportunities.

Jaishawn Barham and Ernest Hausmann will be the starters this season with Jimmy Rolder and Jaydon Hood as the backups. That's how it feels right now and Michigan football seemed interested in adding a linebacker. There was some smoke around Nikhai Hill-Green before he committed elsewhere.

There is now just one more day, Tuesday, for the spring transfer portal window, although teams can take up to 48 hours to get the paperwork done, so there could be a few announcements as late as Thursday. So far though, the Wolverines have avoided any major departures.

Michigan football offers transfer wide receiver

There could be an addition though. April 30th is the last day players can enter the portal, but schools can add them anytime. On Monday, former Youngstown State wide receiver C.J. Charleston received an offer from the Wolverines.

Charleston had 22 career receptions prior to last season when he caught 33 passes for 503 yards and four touchdowns which included a 72-yard touchdown reception. The 6-foot wide receiver is from Gates Mills, Ohio, and has ties to an analyst on the Michigan football staff as Clayton Sayfie reported.


It's an interesting offer because Michigan football is already projected to land Amorion Walker, the former Wolverine who transferred to Ole Miss but is back in the portal. Maybe there is room for both and with just five scholarship wide receivers, it would make sense to add two.