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Michigan football could pursue four-star transfer portal cornerback

The Wolverines should be targeting this four-star transfer to help with the team’s issues with cornerback depth.



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Dec 4, 2021; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh after defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes in the Big Ten Conference championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday, the 2023 college football transfer portal re-opened. With a long list of talented players still searching for a new home, Jim Harbaugh and Michigan football have some solid options if they’d like to land extra talent ahead of the fall opener in September. With cornerback depth still a significant concern throughout spring practice, Michigan should pursue four-star transfer portal cornerback Marcus Scott II.

Michigan football requires some help at cornerback

Heading into the 2023 season, the Michigan football team is as loaded as anyone in the nation right now. From offense to defense — even the coaching staff — the Wolverines have enough talent and returning production to compete for a national championship this year; that is the expectation right now, according to the players themselves. Still, there is one major area that Michigan football could improve in: cornerback depth.

With Will Johnson still battling some injuries and no true CB2 stepping up yet, the Wolverines need some help at cornerback. If Jim Harbaugh can meet this need, there will frankly be no weak spots on Michigan’s defense this fall; that being said, this task is easier said than done. Harbaugh has already addressed seven other team needs via the transfer portal. With the portal re-opening for a short time this spring, the Wolverines’ head coach could look to the portal for some help at the defensive back heading into summer camp.

The Wolverines should give a look at four-star transfer portal cornerback Marcus Scott II

One of the recent additions to the 2023 college football transfer portal is four-star cornerback Marcus Scott II. Scott is a rising sophomore right now and still has all of his eligibility remaining; a season ago, Scott was forced to take a medical redshirt during his freshman year at Missouri.

As a high school recruit, Marcus Scott II was rated as a four-star cornerback recruit by the 247 Sports Composite rankings and was ranked as the No. 40 cornerback in the class of 2022 and the No. 55 player in the state of Texas. His 6-foot-2, 180-pound frame makes him an ideal target for the Wolverines’ defense this fall to play across from Will Johnson, who will be Michigan’s CB1 this year.

There are a number of solid candidates in the portal right now, though Scott stands out quite a bit, and could fill a major team need this spring.

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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.