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September 2021

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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36 THE WOLVERINE SEPTEMBER 2021 BY CHRIS BALAS M ichigan's 2018 class barely finished in the top 25 na- tionally, due in large part to its limited size. The 19 players in the group have made an impact, however, and others are ready to emerge. A detailed look at the 2018 class and its accomplishments: Rec. Name Pos. Stars Michael Barrett LB Started at viper last year (hybrid linebacker/safety position) after playing in a backup role his first two seasons and notched 44 tackles in six starts. He's played in 21 career games and is vying for time at inside linebacker this season. Ronnie Bell WR One of the steals of the entire 2018 class. The former two-star prospect played in every game and caught eight passes for 145 yards and two scores as a freshman, and has been U-M's most dependable receiver among a group of NFL talents. He's started 16 of 32 games in which he's appeared, posted career totals of 1,304 receiving yards with four touchdowns so far, and earned the team's offensive MVP award in 2019. Sammy Faustin S Redshirted in 2018 and has played in nine career games, notching two tackles on special teams. He is taking the year off for medical reasons and will reevaluate after the season. Gemon Green CB Redshirted in 2018 and played Hassan Haskins was ranked as just the No. 40 running back in the land by, but he has totaled 997 yards and 10 touchdowns on 182 carries (5.5-yard average) in 19 games the last two years. PHOTO BY LON HORWEDEL 2018 CLASS REVIEW QUALITY OVER OVER QUANTITY The 2018 Class Wasn't Big, But Has Provided Plenty Of Help

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