New transfer target would be perfect for Michigan football

A new transfer portal target has emerged at cornerback and he's already visiting Michigan football.
Sep 25, 2021; Blacksburg, Virginia, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies wide receiver Kaleb Smith (80) drops a
Sep 25, 2021; Blacksburg, Virginia, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies wide receiver Kaleb Smith (80) drops a / Ryan Hunt-USA TODAY Sports

If you wondered about a backup plan at cornerback for Michigan football after Terrance Brooks committed to Illinois, it didn't take long to see what the Wolverines had in mind.

There was some brief chatter about Cormani McClain, the former five-star cornerback who signed with Colorado out of high school. Yet, he ended up with Florida, announcing a commitment on Wednesday.

However, a new transfer target has emerged for Michigan football and it's Aamir Hall. The former Albany standout was an FCS All-American in 2023 and notched five interceptions to go along with 15 pass breakups. He also had 13 pass breakups in 2021 playing for Richmond.

Aamir Hall would be perfect for Michigan football

Hall only played in nine games in 2022 before he transferred to Albany, where he was named an FCS All-American as he helped Albany make a playoff run.

The 6-foot-1, 200-pound corner is exactly what Michigan football needs. Matt Zenitz of 247 Sports also reports that Hall visited Michigan football on Wednesday, which could be a sign that things will move quickly between Hall and the Wolverines.

Right now, the depth chart is thin at cornerback. Outside of Will Johnson, there is Jyaire Hill, Ja'Den McBurrows and Myles Pollard. Last offseason, Michigan added Josh Wallace after spring ball and it was a perfect move.

Landing Hall would achieve the same thing going into the 2024 season. It would add to the competition at cornerback with a proven veteran. Hall also has great instincts playing the ball and feels like an ideal fit for the scheme Michigan wants to run.

Michigan is also looking to add a safety and Jaden Mangham remains at the top of the wishlist. Yet, there was a bit of disappointing news on Wednesday as Jay'viar Suggs, the defensive tackle from Grand Valley State, chose LSU over Michigan football and others.


But if the Wolverines were able to add Hall and another piece in the secondary, that would fill the two biggest needs on the defense going into the fall.