Michigan Football: 3 post-spring transfer targets for Wolverines

Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines.(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines.(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /
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Michigan football wrapped up its spring ball last Saturday and some reinforcements are needed and here are three transfer portal targets for the Wolverines. 

It was an interesting spring for Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan football program. The Wolverines held a spring game, but didn’t allow fans or media to watch, then watched one of their top 2021 recruits ask out of his NLI because he wasn’t able to enroll early.

So in short, things are going about as well as they normally do for the Wolverines, who are fresh off a 2-4 season and approaching what could be a make or break year for Harbaugh who is still on the hot seat despite receiving an extension in the offseason.

The loss of Xavier Worthy, the player mentioned above, was a gut punch for Michigan football, but even before that, it was clear that the Wolverines needed to make some additions in the transfer portal.

Harbaugh claimed Michigan was going to start adding more players from the portal this year and on the defensive side of the ball especially, it’s needed, particularly for depth.

While the loss of Worthy stings, I’d still be more worried about the defense heading into next season, and here are three guys Michigan football should push to add to its roster.

Ben Davis, LB Alabama

The Wolverines are shifting to a new defensive scheme in 2021 with Mike Macdonald taking over. Aidan Hutchinson, Taylor Upshaw, and others on the team now will move from a traditional defensive end to a stand-up position, which can be a tough transition.

Davis, of course, has plenty of experience with that at Alabama. His career didn’t live up to the hype as a former five-star recruit, but Davis has one career sack, which is more than some of the Wolverines players, and getting on the field at Bama isn’t easy.

It was assumed that Davis was headed to Texas, but it hasn’t happened yet and Michigan football should kick the tires because it could use another veteran in the front seven.