Landing Aamir Hall would be huge for Michigan football

Michigan football needed cornerback depth, which is why landing a former FCS All-American would be a huge addition at this point in the offseason.
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One of the biggest weaknesses facing Michigan football going into the 2024 season was a lack of depth at the cornerback position.

Michigan football might have the best cornerback in college football in Will Johnson. But there isn't another proven player on the roster ready to step in and start. Jyaire Hill is talented. He looked the part in the spring and the 6-foot-2 defensive back was ranked in the top 200 overall back in the 2023 recruiting class.

Looking good in the spring and producing in the fall are two different things though. You want to hedge your bet and Michigan has been trying to do that since DJ Waller left for Kentucky.

Michigan football needed to add at least one cornerback via the portal this spring but things were looking bleak after Terrance Brooks committed to Illinois, not Michigan.

Yet, the Wolverines had another target in mind. That was Albany cornerback Aamir Hall. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound corner was an FCS All-American in 2023 after five interceptions and 15 pass breakups.

Hall also had a season at Richmond with 13 pass breakups. He's got great ball skills and being an FCS All-American is nothing to scoff at.

The transfer cornerback visited Michigan football on Wednesday and following that visit, Matt Zenitz of 247 Sports reported that Hall is expected to commit to Michigan.

Some crystal ball projections from 247 Sports followed, as did some expert projections from Steve Wiltfong and Pete Nakos of

It sounds like Hall to Michigan is a done deal. If so, that's great news. You always want to have options and the idea of Hall and Hill competing for the starting job, along with Ja'Den McBurrows and others like Myles Pollard and Kody Jones makes me feel much better about the room.


Hall might not be a flashy pickup. It's a meat and potatoes move. The transfer might not even start, but quality depth is invaluable. Michigan learned that during its national championship run and truthfully, you can never have enough good corners on your roster.