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Fall camp update on the Michigan football wide receiver corps

Here is how the Michigan football wide receiver room is looking, according to Jim Harbaugh.



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There are a number of major position battles for the Wolverines this fall, though when it comes to the offensive side of the football, perhaps no battle is more important than the wideouts. Today, at Schmbechler Hall, head coach Jim Harbaugh gave a fall camp update on how the Michigan football wide receiver corps is looking so far.

Fall camp update on the Michigan football wide receiver corps via Jim Harbaugh

The Michigan football wide receiver corps is losing a major asset — former star wideout Ronnie Bell has moved on to the NFL since the conclusion of the 2022 season. To fill this void at WR1, there are a few top candidates, though three are standing out the most: Tyler Morris, Cornelius Johnson, and Roman Wilson. Additionally, there is a great deal of depth in the room and a few freshman breakouts thus far during fall camp. In fact, Jim Harbaugh even says that the vibe in the wide receiver room is “really, really good” despite the turnover.

“That’s a whole group there of really good players,” Jim Harbaugh said of the Michigan football wide receiver corps. “I’ll start with three of the freshmen — Fredrick Moore, Karmello English, and Semaj Morgan — those three have really come in and inserted themselves right off the bat. They’ve taken reps with the ones, they’ve taken reps with the twos.

“They’re not playing like freshmen. Karmello and Fredrick and Semaj, their ability to get out of a break, we haven’t seen that for many freshmen, let alone too many receivers that have come through here with their ability to track the ball — Fredrick Moore’s ability to track the ball is as good as I’ve seen.

“Semaj Morgan — quick, fast, and shorter stature but a very big catch radius. He can catch the balls away from his body, he can high point, he’s been really good. The other guys, Cristian Dixon, also in my mind is somebody that’s really asserting himself right now. And it’s his availability. He’s there every day, he’s playing through — taken a couple of big hits, held on to the ball. But it’s that talent to be there every single day. The best ability is availability. He’s rising.

Darrius Clemons, he’s had a few nagging things, but looking forward to hopefully getting him — he’s back in practice yesterday and working through something but hopefully this next two weeks leading up to the game one and game two, he can get back in there and be really effective. Lot of guys, Roman (Wilson) and Cornelius Johnson, they’re really outstanding, you know what they can do. But there’s other guys, Dale Chesson, Joe Taylor. Eamonn Dennis, quite a great group there.”

After breaking down all of these impressive Michigan football fall camp standouts, Jim Harbaugh named the Wolverines’ top-3 wide receivers thus far in fall camp.

“We came into the camp with Roman (Wilson), Cornelius Johnson, and Tyler Morris being the top three.”

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