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Quarterback Shea Patterson transferring into Michigan is just one of the roster changes the Wolverines underwent this offseason.

Michigan’s football roster faces another shakeup to reach NCAA limit

Kevin Goheen

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Is Michigan still over the limit for scholarships? Adam Pietron via   Facebook

The NCAA limit for Division I football scholarships is 85. By the rulebook, that limit isn’t supposed to be surpassed at any time in the year, but in reality, there is no official count until the start of preseason practices.

Unofficially, yes, Michigan is over the scholarship limit.

The Wolverines have 86 scholarship players by Land of 10’s unofficial count. That includes the reported pending transfers of running back Kareem Walker and wide receiver Kekoa Crawford. Teams go through this process every year as they set up their rosters. Aside from the graduated seniors, six other players who were on the roster at the end of last season already announced their decisions to transfer. The departure of linebacker Elysee Mbem-Bosse from the team in November was revealed in April.

Add in 19 freshmen for the 2018 recruiting class and two transfers (Shea Patterson, Casey Hughes), and there are the 86 players.

Another player will have to leave the program. It could be another transfer, it could be a medical retirement or another departure.

Here’s a breakdown of scholarship players:

Fifth-year seniors (8)

FB Jared Wangler, T Juwann Bushell-Beatty, DE Chase Winovich, DT Bryan Mone, DT Lawrence Marshall, LB Noah Furbush, CB Brandon Watson, DB Casey Hughes.

Seniors (10)

RB Karan Higdon, WR Grant Perry, TE Tyrone Wheatley Jr., TE Zach Gentry, T Grant Newsome, OL Nolan Ulizio, OL Jon Runyan, DE Reuben Jones, S Tyree Kinnel, S Jordan Glasgow.

Juniors (21)

QB Brandon Peters, QB Shea Patterson, RB Chris Evans, WR Eddie McDoom, TE Sean McKeon, TE Nick Eubanks, G Ben Bredeson, G Michael Onwenu, OL Stephen Spanellis, DE Rashan Gary, DE Ron Johnson, DE Carlo Kemp, DT Michael Dwumfour, LB Devin Bush, LB Devin Gil, LB Josh Uche, CB David Long, CB Lavert Hill, S Josh Metellus, S Khaleke Hudson, K Quinn Nordin.

Sophomores (28)

QB Dylan McCaffrey, RB Kurt Taylor Jr., RB O’Maury Samuels, FB Ben Mason, WR Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR Tarik Black, WR Nico Collins, WR Oliver Martin, OL Chuck Filiaga, OL Andrew Stueber, OL Joel Honigford, OL James Hudson, C Cesar Ruiz, DE Luiji Vilain, DE Kwity Paye, DE Deron Irving-Bey, DT Aubrey Solomon, DT Donovan Jeter, DT Phillip Paea, LB Josh Ross, LB Jordan Anthony, LB Drew Singleton, CB Ambry Thomas, CB Benjamin St-Juste, S J’Marick Woods, S Jaylen Kelly-Powell, S Brad Hawkins, P Brad Robbins.

Freshmen (19)

QB Joe Milton, RB Christian Turner, RB Hassan Haskins, RB Michael Barrett, FB Ben VanSumeren, WR Ronnie Bell, TE Luke Schoonmaker, TE Mustapha Muhammad, TE Ryan Hayes, T Jalen Mayfield, DE Aidan Hutchinson, DE Taylor Upshaw, DE Julius Welschof, LB Cam McGrone, CB Myles Sims, CB Ge’mon Green, CB Vincent Gray, S German Green, S Sammy Faustin.

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