The Wolverine

September 2014

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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BY MICHAEL SPATH E i g h t p l a y e r s . M i c h i g a n signed 27 recruits in Rich Ro- driguez's second full recruit- ing class at U-M, but only eight would wear the winged helmet throughout their eligibility. Of those eight, just quarterback Devin Gard- ner, linebacker Jake Ryan and punter Will Hagerup remain, giving the Wolverines their fewest fifth-year se- niors in at least the past two decades. Some of the departures occurred immediately — cornerback Demar Dorsey was never granted admission to Michigan — while others, such as linebacker Davion Rogers and tail- back Austin White, did not survive their first fall camp. A few more left within the first two months, and then others followed. And then more. And then more. At least a handful, including safety Ray Vinopal (Pittsburgh), safety 2010 CLASS REVIEW Aftershocks The Many Early Departures From The Class Of 2010 Left An Impact Still Being Felt Today After sitting out the entire 2013 campaign, fifth-year senior punter Will Hagerup will hope to match his performance from 2012 when he set a U-M single-season record with a 45.0-yard punt average. PHOTO BY PER KJELDSEN

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