Michigan freshman RB Kareem Walker is dressed today for the Wolverines’ game against Illinois, the first time he has dressed this season after academic struggles early in the year.
Looks like Kareem Walker is dressed for today's game … no sign of Drake Johnson yet.
— Rachel Lenzi (@RLenziCMG) October 22, 2016
Walker was the No. 101 player and No. 4 running back in the class of 2016.
Walker wasn’t practicing with the team earlier in the season while he got his academics in order, coach Jim Harbaugh said in early September.
Harbaugh said in mid-September that Walker had been making progress and was back doing some work with the team.
“There was an excitement and an enthusiasm he has right now about academics and school — it’s been a real shot up in that regard,” Harbaugh said.
Harbaugh did say back in September that Walker would likely redshirt, so it’s uncertain if the Wayne, N.J., product will see any action today. Michigan has a whole stable of running backs it can lean on.