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Former four-star Michigan football wide receiver target enters transfer portal

A former four-star Michigan football recruiting target will be leaving Georgia and could make sense for Jim Harbaugh.



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Over the past few months, Jim Harbaugh proved that he is no stranger to using the college football transfer portal. Even before the Wolverines’ 13-1 season came to a close, Harbaugh was hard at work in the portal; all said and done, Michigan hauled in seven transfers and one of the best transfer classes in the nation. Now, a former four-star Michigan wide receiver target has entered the portal, and he might be worth a look for Michigan football as a depth piece.

Former four-star Michigan wide receiver target enters portal, could make sense for Jim Harbaugh

Dominick Blaylock — a member of Kirby Smart’s 2019 recruiting class at Georgia — overcame a lot during his time with the UGA Bulldogs. Two ACL tears, SEC foes, and back-to-back national titles have defined him thus far, though ahead of the 2023 season, it is clear that Georgia simply has too much talent for receptions to go around. With Dominick Blaylock nearing the end of his college football career, finding a program with a depth need at wide receiver via the portal was one of few options this spring, and he could make a lot of sense for Jim Harbaugh and Michigan football.

As a recruit, Dominick Blaylock was a 247 Sports Composite four-star wide receiver and was ranked as the No. 36 recruit in the nation, the No. 5 wide receiver, and the No. 8 recruit in the state of Georgia. When Blaylock was still in high school many years ago, he was a Michigan wide receiver target, though he elected to commit to his home state school. Now, after four seasons with UGA, it’s time for him to find a new home; Michigan football seemingly lacks a bit of size and depth at wide receiver right now, and pursuing him in the transfer portal could make some sense.

Blaylock’s time on the football field could translate well for Michigan football

Throughout Blaylock’s four years in the SEC, he hauled in 35 catches in 31 games for a total of 548 yards and six touchdowns. Due to injury, Blaylock saw limited action in 2020 and 2021. In 2022, it became clear that he still had loads of talent to spare — he appeared in all 15 of Georgia’s games and made some massive grabs, helping propel the Bulldogs to a second-straight national championship.

Blaylock’s large 6-foot-1, 205-pound frame could work well with Michigan’s run-first scheme and could give the Wolverines some much-needed size out wide. While Michigan has a few solid pass-catchers — such as Cornelius Johnson and Roman Wilson — the Wolverines are losing their WR1 (Ronnie Bell) and could use some depth and size. Blaylock could fill both of these needs and pursue a third-straight national title in the Maize and Blue this fall; he may get a lengthy look from the staff during the second NCAA transfer portal period this month.

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CJ has covered college athletics in paid roles for around five years, including numerous sports and beats. His most recent work revolves largely around Penn State and Michigan football and basketball as a member of the credentialed media at both schools. Right now, CJ writes for Blue by Ninety, where he also serves as the site's credentialed football reporter. He also does some credentialed basketball coverage. Previously, CJ has made stops with sites like GBMWolverine, Saturday Blitz, Steeler Nation, and more.