May 27th, 2017 at 5:54 PM ^

I think the crazy part is we technically only have 9 spots open for the 2018 class. Now obviously there's going to be quite a bit of attrition, but how young this team is right now it pretty amazing.

Leaders And Best

May 27th, 2017 at 6:14 PM ^

Based on the last couple years, I would count on most of the redshirt juniors moving on. If they have a monster year, they may declare for the NFL Draft. If they don't, they may pursue a graduate transfer to another school for their final year.

Some of the guys who fall in that category: Maurice Ways, Ian Bunting, Juwann Bushell-Beatty, Lawrence Marshall, Noah Furbush, Jared Wangler, Drake Harris, and Brandon Watson. Assuming 6 of those 8 move on after this year, you have at least 15 scholarships for next year. With normal attrition of 2 to 5 players on top of that, you get near 20 scholarships.


May 28th, 2017 at 7:31 AM ^

There are 15 spots opening up for 2019, and we're 1.5 years away from National Signing Day for that class. Yes, some of those redshirt juniors will depart, but there will also be departures from the underclassmen (transfers, injuries, etc.) to prop that number back up.


May 27th, 2017 at 8:41 PM ^

I know that UM is in good shape with M. Muhammad but is there someone else that UM is currently in good shape with or is this just a general belief in UM/Harbaugh's ability to recruit TE's?

<fingers crossed>Please be Ruckert</fingers crossed>


May 27th, 2017 at 9:17 PM ^

I must have missed this, unless you never announced before. Sad to hear for us, good for you if it was your choice. Either way wish you the best. Will you still have insider connections?

Jack Be Nimble

May 27th, 2017 at 6:35 PM ^

I wouldn't put too much stock in the weights listed on the roster. Many of them haven't budged a single pound since Harbaugh arrived. I think they've just stopped updating them. I know from the few times guys have told a reporter their actual weights that they don't correspond to what's listed on the roster.