After two straight playoff appearances, Michigan football is looking for more in the 2023 season, and here are three impact newcomers for the Wolverines.
The past two seasons have been spectacular for Michigan football fans. It’s exactly what people expected when Jim Harbaugh took over the Wolverines, even if it took longer than anticipated.
Now, Michigan football looks like a well-oiled machine. The Wolverines return their starting quarterback, the majority of their offensive line, and also the best running back tandem in college football in Blake Corum and Donovan Edwards.
Michigan is probably going to have close to 10 players drafted in April’s NFL draft, which just reflects the level of talent within this program right now. A few years ago, Harbaugh said Michigan was right there with Alabama and now, it looks like he’s right.
At least in terms of turning out pro talent. The next step is winning in the playoff and the national championship. It’s not easy for Big Ten teams, as we have seen with Ohio State, but looking ahead to next season, here are three newcomers (transfers or freshmen) that could help.
LB Ernest Hausmann
Michigan football’s 2023 recruiting class ranked 18th in the 247 sports composite rankings, which was a little disappointing. It also means there will be fewer impact freshmen for the Wolverines in 2023.
While the recruiting haul wasn’t quite as good, Michigan did work in the transfer portal, adding seven really quality players — six of which are likely to start or play key roles.
Ernest Hausmann was one of those additions. The transfer from Nebraska adds depth and talent to the linebacking group. He’s a great tackler, can cover sideline-to-sideline, and was ranked as the No. 2 prospect in the portal.
The Wolverines are so loaded he might not start right away in 2023, but he’s going to make Michigan’s defense faster and even better in the front seven.