Former Michigan football WR A.J. Henning stays in-conference for transfer destination

It wasn’t exactly a surprise that Michigan football lost wide receiver and kick/punt returner A.J. Henning to the NCAA transfer portal this offseason.

He was something of a featured player on offense in 2021. Then last offseason was filled with hype that he was going to be a Deebo Samuel-type  player for the Wolverines in 2022. Instead, not only did his production drop, but also his utilization plummeted.

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As a result, the Chicago native decided to look elsewhere, entering the transfer portal shortly after the spring game in 2023.

It turns out, he’s moving closer to home. Taking to Twitter, Henning announced he’s committing to Northwestern.

In 2022, Henning had nine catches for 60 yards, three rushing attempts for nine yards, and 28 punt returns for 201 yards and a touchdown. He also had 11 kick returns for 241 yards. Kick returns aside, that’s a drop-off from 2021 when he had 10 catches for 79 yards and nine rushing attempts for 162 yards and two touchdowns.


He’ll have two years of eligibility in Evanston.

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Story originally appeared on Wolverines Wire