Since the season is officially over for the Michigan Wolverines, Jim Harbaugh and his staff can expect some players to leave for the NFL. They’ll also have to anticipate a few members on the team entering the NCAA transfer portal.
Well, it turns out that junior defensive back Jaylen Kelly-Powell will move on from the Wolverines.
According to Rainer Sabin of the Detroit Free Press, Kelly-Powell has entered the NCAA transfer portal. He’ll be a graduate transfer and can qualify for a redshirt because he only appeared in three games this past season.
Kelly-Powell was originally a four-star recruit coming out of high school. 247Sports ranked him as the No. 5 recruit from Michigan.
During his initial recruitment, over 40 programs extended offers to Kelly-Powell. It’ll be interesting to see if any of those schools want another crack at the Michigan native.
Kelly-Powell should have a chance for more playing time at another university.
Michigan junior CB Jaylen Kelly-Powell, a former four-star recruit from Cass Tech in Detroit, has entered the NCAA transfer portal, according to a source. He will be a graduate transfer and played in only three games this past season, which means he would qualify for a redshirt.
— Rainer Sabin (@RainerSabin) January 9, 2020
Although the depth chart for the Wolverines will take a hit due to this decision, the reality is that Don Brown’s defense didn’t use Kelly-Powell that much anyway.
Whichever program lands Kelly-Powell won’t be adding a one-year rental at defensive back, as the former four-star recruit has two years of eligibility remaining.