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 Draft Scout College Football Player News: Michigan
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  02/18/21 - Joe MiltonrSo/2023, Michigan, 6-4, 243 (DS#15 QB) + More +

  Michigan quarterback Joe Milton has entered the transfer portal, depleting coach Jim Harbaugh's depth at the position. Milton made the announcement Thursday on Twitter. Milton wrote that he will have three years of eligibility remaining as a graduate transfer. He won the starting job with the Wolverines last year after beating out Dylan McCaffrey. The brother of Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey chose not to come back to the program for a fourth year in 2020. He transferred last month to play for his father, Ed, at Northern Colorado. Milton started strong in a 49-24 victory over then-No. 21 Minnesota last season, but he eventually lost his job to redshirt freshman Cade McNamara. - AP College Football

(DS#15 QB) rSo/2023 QB Joe MiltonMichigan
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  02/17/21 - Michael BarrettrSo/2023, Michigan, 5-11, 227 (DS#3 OLB) + More +

  Michigan's football team will get an early jump on spring practice this year, with a start date set for Monday, Feb. 22. The date was confirmed to MLive by a team spokesman late Tuesday, an earlier-than-usual start for the Wolverines after their abbreviated 2020 season was cut short by the COVID-19 virus pandemic. Michigan, and all other college football programs, will get 15 practice dates - likely spanning the calendar through March. It's unclear whether the schedule will culminate with an open-to-the-public spring game at Michigan Stadium, as has been the case in years past. Typically, Jim Harbaugh-led Michigan teams begin spring practice in mid-March and conclude sometime in mid-to-late April, before the conclusion of the semester. Last year, in 2020, the Wolverines were set to begin on March 17 before a stay-at-home order effectively closed campus and forced players and coaches to return home. - Ann Arbor News

(DS#3 OLB) rSo/2023 OLB Michael BarrettMichigan
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  02/03/21 - Donovan JeterrJr/2022, Michigan, 6-2, 318 (DS#9 DT) + More +

  Two key defensive players are expected back for Michigan football this fall, sources tell MLive, providing much-needed experience and leadership to a unit ravaged by injury this past fall. Defensive tackle Donovan Jeter and linebacker Josh Ross are both planning to return to the Wolverines for the 2021 season, utilizing an extra year of eligibility provided by the COVID-19 abbreviated schedule this past fall. While neither player has publicly announced their decision, Jeter and Ross have not entered the NCAA transfer portal nor declared for the 2021 NFL draft, which they are both eligible for. Jeter, a senior, has appeared in 24 games over the last three seasons. - Ann Arbor News

(DS#9 DT) rJr/2022 DT Donovan JeterMichigan
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  01/21/21 - Nick EubanksrSr/2021, Michigan, 6-4, 256 (DS#9 TE) + More +

  Michigan tight end Nick Eubanks confirmed the expected - he's heading to the NFL Draft. Eubanks made the announcement Wednesday on Instagram a day after running back Chris Evans made it official that he's also leaving for the NFL. Eubanks was a co-captain last season. The 6-foot-5, 256-pound Eubanks played in five games this season, making 10 catches for 117 yards and a touchdown. He has 45 catches for 578 yards (12.8 yards) and six touchdowns in his career with the Wolverines. - Detroit News

(DS#9 TE) rSr/2021 TE Nick EubanksMichigan
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  01/21/21 - Chris EvansrSr/2021, Michigan, 5-10, 219 (DS#28 RB) + More +

  Michigan running back Chris Evans officially announced Tuesday he is entering the NFL Draft. Evans already had accepted a spot in the Senior Bowl later this month, so this move was not unexpected. Evans rushed for 1,795 yards and 15 touchdowns during his career that paused for a year while he sat out because of a university suspension over an academic issue. Evans was set to become the lead back in 2019 but instead worked three jobs that year and remained in Ann Arbor. He rejoined the team in 2020 and had 16 carries for 73 yards and a touchdown during the abbreviated season. - Detroit News

(DS#28 RB) rSr/2021 RB Chris EvansMichigan
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  01/15/21 - Blake CorumFr/2024, Michigan, 5-07, 200 (DS#4 RB) + More +

  Mike Hart, the all-time leading rusher at Michigan and infamously known for inflaming the in-state rivalry with Michigan State, is returning to Ann Arbor. Hart, 34, was named the program's new running backs coach on Wednesday, leaving his post as associate head coach and running backs coach at Indiana, in an announcement from head coach Jim Harbaugh. The addition of Hart comes after two recent departures from the Michigan coaching staff. The status of Jay Harbaugh, who's coached the Wolverines' running backs since 2017, remains unclear after his contract expired on Monday. - Ann Arbor News

(DS#4 RB) Fr/2024 RB Blake CorumMichigan
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  01/15/21 - Joe MiltonrSo/2023, Michigan, 6-4, 243 (DS#15 QB) + More +

  Michigan quarterback Joe Milton struggled late in the season with a thumb issue and is seen wearing a cast on his right hand in a recent Instagram post. Milton, who started five games as Michigan's quarterback last fall, had offseason surgery, according to a source close to the program. It is unclear when the surgery took place. The video posted on Instagram shows Milton playing with his dog and a cast protecting his hand and thumb. In the Week 3 game at Indiana, Milton was seen wearing a protective wrap on the hand and thumb and in every subsequent game. - Detroit News

(DS#15 QB) rSo/2023 QB Joe MiltonMichigan
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  01/13/21 - Brad HawkinsrSr/2022, Michigan, 6-1, 218 (DS#10 SS) + More +

  Michigan's secondary got a boost on Monday with safety Brad Hawkins' announcement that he will return for the upcoming season. With Michigan defensive back Brad Hawkins reacts after breaking up a pass intended for Iowa tight end Nate Wieting (39) during the Hawkeyes' final drive late in the fourth quarter. Hawkins is the second defensive starter to announce his return, joining defensive end Aidan Hutchinson, who recently said he will return for the 2021 season. Hutchinson is recovering from a broken ankle suffered last season and required surgery. Right tackle Jalen Mayfield, defensive end Kwity Paye, linebacker Cam McGrone, are among starters who have decided to prepare for the NFL Draft. - Detroit News

(DS#10 SS) rSr/2022 SS Brad HawkinsMichigan
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  01/02/21 - Quinn NordinrSr/2021, Michigan, 6-0, 196 (DS#4 K) + More +

  Another member of the Michigan football team formalized his departure this week. Quinn Nordin, a fifth-year senior who spent the last three seasons alternating place-kicking duties, has declared for the NFL draft, New York-based agency Shark Sports announced Tuesday. "Time to go to work," Nordin wrote on Twitter, confirming the announcement. The Rockford, Mich., native converted 42 of his 58 field-goal attempts over four seasons, a 72.4 percent conversion rate that fluctuated during his time in Ann Arbor. - Ann Arbor News

(DS#4 K) rSr/2021 K Quinn NordinMichigan
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  12/30/20 - *Cameron McGronerSo/2021, Michigan, 6-0, 236 (DS#4 ILB) + More +

  Michigan linebacker Cam McGrone and kicker Quinn Nordin have decided to prepare for the NFL Draft. Both announced their decisions Tuesday on Twitter. McGrone, a junior this season, thanked Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and former UM defensive coordinator Don Brown in his farewell statement, along with all the support staff. The 6-foot-1, 236-pound McGrone suffered a knee injury this season and played in five of the Wolverines' six games. He finished with 26 tackles, including 2.0 tackles for loss. He was All-Big Ten honorable mention in 2019. - Detroit News

(DS#4 ILB) rSo/2021 ILB *Cameron McGroneMichigan
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  12/28/20 - Aidan HutchinsonJr/2022, Michigan, 6-5, 269 (DS#1 DE) + More +

  Michigan got a bit of good news on the defensive side of the ball this week, with defensive end Aidan Hutchinson announcing plans to return in 2021. In a social media post Monday evening, Hutchinson wrote on Twitter that he's "not quite done yet" and will not declare for the NFL draft, like some analysts projected he would earlier this year. Hutchinson wasn't originally on the four-year plan. He came in and played in all 13 games as a true freshman in 2018, then moved into a starting role as a sophomore in 2019, earning third-team all-Big Ten honors from the coaches while racking up 68 tackles (10 for a loss) and 4 1/2 sacks. Leveraging his athletic frame, Hutchinson added six pass deflections and two forced fumbles. - Michigan Live

(DS#1 DE) Jr/2022 DE Aidan HutchinsonMichigan
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  12/21/20 - Charles ThomasrFr/2024, Michigan, 5-11, 238 (DS#999 ILB) + More +

  Running back Christian Turner, who had opted out when the Big Ten originally postponed the season and then opted back in only to play a limited role this fall, announced Saturday on Twitter he is entering the NCAA transfer portal. He will be the third player since Dec. 10 to enter the portal, along with center Zach Carpenter and punter Will Hart. - Detroit News

(DS#999 ILB) rFr/2024 ILB Charles ThomasMichigan
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  12/20/20 - Giles JacksonSo/2023, Michigan, 5-09, 188 (DS#26 WR) + More +

  2020 ALL-BIG TEN FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM (COACHES): KR Giles Jackson, Michigan,...Jackson picked up second-team honors from the media and third-team honors from the coaches as a return specialist. Jackson returned 13 kicks this season, averaging 27.2 yards per return which ranks 11th nationally among those with 10-plus returns. He has helped Michigan lead the Big Ten in kick-return average (24.8 yards per return) this season as well. A highlight for Jackson came at Rutgers, when he took the opening kickoff of the second half 95 yards to the end zone. It was his second career kick return touchdown (97 yards at Maryland, 2019) which ties him atop the list for most in Michigan history. Jackson was an honorable mention on both ballots in 2019. - Michigan Football

(DS#26 WR) So/2023 WR Giles JacksonMichigan
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  12/20/20 - Brad RobbinsSr/2021, Michigan, 6-1, 195 (DS#8 P) + More +

  2020 ALL-BIG TEN FOOTBALL SPECIAL TEAMS HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Punter Brad Robbins,...Robbins has been a force for the Michigan punting unit and was awarded honorable mention recognition as a result (also honorable mention, coaches in 2017). He has punted 23 times in five contests, totaling 1,041 total yards with a long of 66. His average (45.3 yards per punt) is 10th-best nationally. Robbins has placed eight punts inside the 20-yard line (34.7 percent), with four inside the 10 (17.4 percent). At least one punt has been placed inside the 25-yard line in all five games Robbins has played this season, including two games with a punt inside the five. Furthermore, Robbins has forced 10 fair catches and has allowed only 12 return yards on 23 total punts in 2020. He and his coverage unit have Michigan as the Big Ten's No. 4 net-punting unit (41.5 yards per punt), allowing an average of 1.0 yard per return with two touchbacks. - Michigan Football

(DS#8 P) Sr/2021 P Brad RobbinsMichigan
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  12/16/20 - Daxton HillSo/2023, Michigan, 6-0, 192 (DS#2 FS) + More +

  2020 ALL-BIG TEN FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Daxton Hill,...Defensive back Daxton Hill lists second on the team in tackles with 46 stops, including a team-leading 30 solo tackles. Hill has also recorded five pass breakups, including one interception in his first full season as a starter, second among Wolverine defenders. - Michigan Football

(DS#2 FS) So/2023 FS Daxton HillMichigan
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