Michigan OL transfer LaDarius Henderson delays enrollment, to miss spring

Michigan OL transfer LaDarius Henderson delays enrollment, to miss spring

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A key piece to Michigan football’s transfer portal haul in the offseason will not be enrolling until summer now.

Offensive lineman LaDarius Henderson is still in the process of completing courses and graduating from Arizona State University, delaying his enrollment at Michigan until the summer, team spokesman Dave Ablauf confirmed to MLive on Wednesday morning.

Henderson, a four-year starter and team captain at Arizona State, announced his verbal commitment to the Wolverines back in December after re-thinking a decision to declare for the NFL draft. He is not on the team’s spring roster and will sit out the 15 practices currently underway.

His commitment began a flurry of transfers for Michigan, which landed an uncharacteristic seven players from the transfer portal this offseason: Indiana tight end A.J. Barner, who will wear the No. 89 jersey; Nebraska linebacker Ernest Hausmann (No. 15), Stanford offensive linemen Myles Hinton (78) and Drake Nugent (60), Coastal Carolina edge rusher Josaiah Stewart (5), and Indiana quarterback Jack Tuttle (13).

The six other transfers are enrolled at Michigan, on the roster and participating in spring practices.

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“It’s just part of the game now,” Michigan offensive coordinator Sherrone Moore, who also doubles as the offensive line coach, said in December. “It’s something that’s going to carry on. You’re either going to go with the times or get run past.”

Henderson is expected to come in and compete for a starting job along Michigan’s offensive line, which lost tackle Ryan Hayes and center Olu Oluwatimi to the NFL draft.

Other notes from Michigan’s spring roster:

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Michigan wide receiver Amorion Walker (4) warms up before the Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. (Neil Blake | MLive.com)Neil Blake | MLive.com

• Sophomore receiver Amorion Walker, a former three-star recruit from Louisiana, is now listed as a “WR/DB” on the roster and switched his jersey number from No. 4 to No 1. Cornerback Will Johnson told us last month that Walker was going to practice with the defensive backs this offseason, signaling a potential move to the defensive side.

• Junior Dominick Giudice, listed at 6 feet, 4 inches and 290 pounds, has moved from the defensive line to the offensive line. Giudice is a former three-star recruit from Freehold, N.J.

• Sophomore Alessandro Lorenzetti, a former three-star recruit who’s listed at 6 feet, 5 inches and 289 pounds, has moved from the defensive line to the offensive line. He will now wear the No. 89 jersey.

• Tyler Morris, a sophomore receiver from Bolingbrook, Ill., has switched from the No. 13 jersey to No. 8.

Height, weight and jersey numbers for the early enrollees:

RB Cole Cabana — 6-0, 180 pounds (No. 24)

DB Cam Calhoun — 6-0, 171 pounds (No. 22)

RB Benjamin Hall — 5-11, 235 pounds (No. 28)

OL Amir Herring — 6-3, 305 pounds (No. 56)

DB Jyaire Hill — 6-2, 171 pounds (No. 20)

TE Zack Marshall — 6-4, 220 pounds (No. 83)

WR Fredrick Moore — 6-1, 176 pounds (No. 82)

WR Semaj Morgan — 5-10, 180 pounds (No. 12)

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