LOOK: Michigan football early-enrollee with a pick-six in practice

Monday marked the official first getting-ready period for 2023 season for the Michigan football program with spring ball starting in earnest. And one player is looking to make some early noise.

Cornerback Cam Calhoun may only be a three-star recruit, but he’ll likely long be savored by Wolverines fans considering that the Ohio native pledged to the maize and blue just moments after Michigan beat rival Ohio State in Columbus in Nov. 2022. Calhoun was one of Michigan’s several early enrollees, and it appears he’s making good on his winter conditioning and early practices during bowl prep.

There’s no knowing just how a writer for an Ole Miss-centric newspaper got ahold of some practice footage, and with the low quality of the video, it’s difficult to discern the personnel on the field. And while it’s assumed that it’s during Monday’s practice, there’s no timestamp indicating it, either. However, Calhoun made an impressive play, jumping the route and taking it to the house.

Michigan has openings in the defensive backfield given that both DJ Turner and Gemon Green opted to move onto the NFL this offseason. That means that only sophomore Will Johnson has a spot locked up. While it’s unlikely that a true freshman will immediately find his way into the starting lineup in game one, it is encouraging to see Calhoun making a play as such at such an early stage of his career.

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Story originally appeared on Wolverines Wire