Michigan Wolverines news: A top transfer target to visit, plus more

Michigan football will get one of its top targets in the transfer portal in for a visit next week, plus more Michigan Wolverines news.
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

The Michigan Wolverines have been pushing to get former Texas starting cornerback Terrance Brooks on campus and according to Matt Zenitz of 247 Sports, that's going to happen this week in a huge win for the Michigan football program.

Brooks is a 6-foot, 209-pound defensive back who has started 19 games for Texas at cornerback over the past two seasons. He intercepted three passes in 2023 on his way to earning honorable mention All-Big 12.

However, Brooks entered the transfer portal after the spring. Texas won't have quite the D-line that it did in 2023 and Brooks is looking for a place where he can be developed. Lamar Morgan is knew the secondary coach for Michigan football, so it's hard to sell Will Johnson's development, but according to Sam Webb of the Michigan Insider, Johnson has gotten involved in this recruitment.

That's great to hear. Johnson is the best cornerback in college football. Michigan football could use a proven starter across the field though, which would also help the safety depth in a way.

If Ja'Den McBurrows was able to focus on being the nickel, Zeke Berry could play more at safety, although I think we'll see both Berry and McBurrows this season at nickel.

Secondary depth is a key need though for Michigan football and adding a guy like Brooks would answer one of the few lingering questions about the Michigan Wolverines defense.

Michigan softball back in Big Ten title game

Outside of the final weekend series, the Michigan Wolverines softball team has been on a roll of late. They finished second in the Big Ten standings during the regular season but after a 6-4 win in the Big Ten semifinals over Wisconsin, they are one win from the Big Ten tournament title.

Michigan softball was locked in a battle with the Badgers, the 11th-seeded team in the tournament. However, the Wolverines were able to build a 3-2 lead and then Keke Tholl blasted a three-run home run to push it to four.

Wisconsin scored a couple of runs late to make it interesting but Lauren Derkowski got her 18th win of the season after allowing four runs on four hits in seven innings of work. She also struck out 11. It was Michigan softball's 40th win of the season.


The Michigan Wolverines can win their first Big Ten tournament championship in softball since 2019 with a win over Indiana on Saturday. It will also be the first under head coach Bonnie Tholl. The first pitch will go out at 3:00 PM CST on the Big Ten Network.