Former five-star wide receiver in transfer portal puts Michigan football in top list

Michigan football needs help at wide receiver in the worst way. With Darrius Clemons, Karmello English, Cristian Dixon and Jake Thaw entering the transfer portal while Roman Wilson and Cornelius Johnson graduated, the Wolverines are left with just four scholarship wide receivers on the roster this spring, with the two freshmen on the way this summer.

Earlier this week, the maize and blue appeared to get some potentially good news as former UCLA wide receiver Kyle Ford, who is in the transfer portal, having dropped his top six schools. Michigan football made the cut along with Florida, USC, South Carolina, Ohio State and Wake Forest.

As a recruit, Ford was listed as the No. 31 player in the country, regardless of position, by 247Sports’ proprietary rankings. OSU looms large due to the Buckeyes’ ability to reel in top WR talent, and especially since his former head coach is the new offensive coordinator in Columbus. USC poses a problem, too, with its pass-happy offense and what would simply be a cross-town move for Ford and it’s the school Ford originally committed to before transferring to UCLA.

Michigan was in the mix for the Orange (California) Lutheran five-star originally. He originally played high school ball at a familiar one to Wolverines fans, having gotten his start at Anaheim (California) Servite, where Mason Graham hailed from. However, there was no overlap between the two as Ford was in the 2019 recruiting class.

Story originally appeared on Wolverines Wire