More transfer portal buzz as Michigan football targets secondary help

Michigan football is clearly after secondary reinforcements in the transfer portal and here's the latest buzz on targets and visits.
Michigan State's Jaden Mangham intercepts a Nebraska pass during the first quarter on Saturday, Nov.
Michigan State's Jaden Mangham intercepts a Nebraska pass during the first quarter on Saturday, Nov. / Nick King/Lansing State Journal / USA

Michigan football is actively targeting players in the secondary from the transfer portal as the Wolverines try to reinforce their roster for another run at a championship.

That's easier to do now that players can't enter the transfer portal so the focus can be on additions instead of guarding against subtractions.

But the positions targeted have been clear. While Michigan has shown interest in D-line, linebackers, and more receivers, the secondary has been a key area of focus and new secondary coach Lamar Morgan is hard at work according to Sam Webb of the Michigan Insider.

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Jaden Mangham, a former Michigan State safety, is expected to visit next week according to Webb, not this week, after trips to Ohio State and Nebraska. Michigan football is pushing for Terrance Brooks, the former Texas transfer to visit.

Adding Brooks and Mangham would be a home run. Brooks would be an instant starter opposite of Will Johnson. Brooks was a 19-game starter at Texas and was honorable mention All Big-12 last season.

Mangham would also be a suitable replacement for Rod Moore. He's not Rod Moore. Don't get it twisted. Moore might have been the best safety in college football this season. He's also a former three-star barely ranked in the top 1,000 just as a reminder.

Mangham was a former in-state target of Michigan and has four interceptions over the past two seasons. The Wolverines will get the final visit but that pairing (Brooks and Mangham) would be huge for the Wolverines secondary. However, if U-M misses, there are other options, at least at safety.

Cameron Broussard formerly of Sac State will also visit according to Webb. He was First-Team All-Big Sky last season and had 73 tackles, two interceptions and five pass breakups. Broussard notched four interceptions over the past two seasons and would add a solid presence.

Wesley Walker of Tennessee is another name on the radar. He's a strong tackler with 10 career pass breakups. He's also tied to the current staff via Brian Jean-Mary who was the Tennessee linebackers coach last season.

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Adding a safety might not fix the cornerback spot, but it could free up Zeke Berry to play the nickel which would allow Ja'Den McBurrows to focus on cornerback. So that's how the addition of a safety could also provide more cornerback depth, even if at least one cornerback seems like a must.