Michigan's football program announced some depth chart news today. It's pretty stunning.
The Wolverines could have a walk-on running back getting serious playing time during the 2018 season. A walk-on tailback has risen to No. 3 on the team's depth chart.
Michigan's top two spots are clear, occupied by senior Karan Higdon and junior Chris Evans. They combined to rush for 1,600 yards and 17 touchdowns last season.
Coming in at No. 3 on Michigan's RB depth chart, though, is a surprising name. It's walk-on Tru Wilson.
Harbaugh said the overall hierarchy right now, if there was one, would be Evans and Higdon as co-No. 1 runners with Wilson No. 3. He then mentioned walk-on Joe Hewlett and sophomore O'Maury Samuels as players who would round out his post-spring depth chart. Harbaugh added that Samuels had been slowed by an injury in spring camp.
Michigan lists scholarship junior Kareem Walker and scholarship redshirt freshman Kurt Taylor on its roster, though Harbaugh made no mention of either in his conversation about backs this weekend.
The Wolverines also will bring in true freshmen Christian Turner and Hassan Haskins later this summer. Turner was one of Michigan's longest tenured commitments in the 2018 class, as Harbaugh and company took his commitment back in April of last year. He had offers from Wisconsin, Tennessee, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Nebraska, Miami and a host of others.
Wilson, a walk-on in 2016, is ahead of some former highly-ranked recruits on the depth chart. It'd be something if he ends up staying ahead of those guys once the season gets here.
Michigan opens its 2018 season on Sept. 1 against Notre Dame.