More transfers are off the board for Michigan football

Two more transfer portal targets are expected to go elsewhere and here's what it means for Michigan football.
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Michigan football has a lot of irons in the fire right now in terms of the college football transfer portal, but the Wolverines have struggled to land commitments.

Michigan was able to bring back Amorion Walker and fellow wideout C.J. Charleston from Youngstown State. Those were quality pickups, but Michigan football hasn't been able to address the defensive depth chart yet, which was a priority.

Outside of the secondary, Michigan is mostly looking for depth. The Wolverines targeted multiple defensive tackles but CJ West committed to Indiana and on Wednesday night, Jay'viar Suggs, who visited last week, committed to LSU.

What the latest miss means for Michigan football

D-line depth is hard to come by in the portal. I'm not sure it helped that Michigan football already has three stellar defensive tackles in Mason Graham, Kenneth Grant, and Rayshaun Benny but either way, the Wolveriners will likely have to get by with what they have.

Another target could emerge as Aamir Hall did at cornerback after Michigan missed on Terrance Brooks, but the pickings are even slimmer on the D-line than they are at cornerback.

Michigan is also looking to add a safety. They have had multiple targets on campus and are going to host Jaden Mangham for a visit this weekend. Wesley Walker of Tennessee has also visited, as did Cameron Broussard from Sac State.

Yet, Matt Zenitz of 247 Sports reported that Broussard is expected to commit to Washington. It could be a sign that Michigan football is in a good spot with Mangham or Walker, but it is another miss and the board is shrinking.


It could expand but you also don't want to add players just to add players. The fit needs to make sense and my hope is that the Wolverines can close on Hall and Mangham at least.