Michigan Wolverines news: A huge transfer commitment, plus more

Michigan football needed help in the secondary and landed the first of what feels like could be a few additions in the coming days.
UAlbany's defensive back Aamir Hall (1) misses the pass on Friday, Dec. 15, 2023 at Dana J. Dykhouse
UAlbany's defensive back Aamir Hall (1) misses the pass on Friday, Dec. 15, 2023 at Dana J. Dykhouse / Samantha Laurey / Argus Leader / USA

It feels like Michigan football is set to make a flurry of moves in the transfer portal. But it started on Thursday night with the commitment of Aamir Hall, a former FCS All-American from Albany.

This is a key pickup for the Michigan Wolverines. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound corner will remind some Michigan football fans of the Josh Wallace commitment, which also happened last spring.

What I love about Hall is his playmaking ability. He had five interceptions last season and 15 pass breakups. Hall was also credted with over 50 tackles and helped Albany make the FCS semifinals.

The kid has a favorable coverage grade from Pro Football Focus and most importantly, he adds experience to a cornerback room that was light on it. Will Johnson is the best corner in college football but the Michigan Wolverines didn't have anyone else with a career start under their belt.

Jyaire Hill should be a very good player. I have high hopes for him this season and I'm not assuming that Hall will beat him out. Whoever wins that battle will have earned the job and that's what you want. You will need 5-6 quality corners to get through the season and getting another was essential for the Michigan Wolverines.

Michigan Wolverines might not be done with portal additions

Yet, you get the sense that Michigan football isn't done. Jaden Mangham moved up his official visit and started that on Thursday according to Sam Webb of The Michigan Insider. The Michigan football coaching staff was tweeting out positive things and saying, "Buckle up."

I feel like that's about more than just Hall. Wesley Walker, the former Tennessee safety is still on the board, as is Mangham, the former All-Big Ten performer from Michigan State. Sam Webb said on a podcast with Mgoblog on Thursday that he expected Michigan football to get two of the three safeties it was targeting.

Cameron Broussard was the other and he's expected to go to Washington. So if Webb is correct, that would mean the Michigan Wolverines land Walker and Mangham. I'd certainly take that.

More Michigan Wolverines news

The Michigan Wolverines lacrosse team lost in the women's NCAA tournament on Thursday, dropping a 14-9 decision to Boston College in the quarterfinals. That ends what was a historic run for the Wolverines.

However, another Michigan squad will take part in the NCAA tournament starting on Friday. Michigan softball opens the NCAA tournament in the Stillwater regional against Kentucky. Michgian is the No. 3 seed in the regional. Kentucky is the No. 2, while Oklahoma State is the No. 1. The Cowgirls are ranked fifth in the country and are the favorite to advance.

Michigan softball is back for the first time since 2022. The Wolverines missed the NCAA tournament last season and will be led by pitcher Lauren Derkowski, who threw every single pitch as Michigan won the Big Ten tournament title last weekend. Keke Tholl has also been a force at the plate. The Wolverines (40-16) will take on Kentucky (30-22) at 2 PM CST on ESPN2.


In our last bit of news, the University of Michigan announced that alcohol will be sold at Michigan football games starting next season.