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McDoom Fourth Wide Receiver To Leave Michigan This Offseason

Despite the departures, the Wolverines return lots of talent at wide out.

August 09, 2018 - 2:42 pm

Michigan had four wide receivers in its 2016 recruiting class. Three of them are gone, and the one who remains now plays safety. 

The latest to depart is junior Eddie McDoom, who left the program on Wednesday six days into training camp. He walked out of the football building in Schembechler Hall with trash bags slung over his shoulder. 

In 10 games last season, McDoom, a slot receiver, caught 11 passes for 81 yards and took eight carries for 43 yards. He finishes his Michigan career with 140 yards receiving and 203 yards rushing in 21 games. 

McDoom was a three-star recruit from Florida, committing in 2016 with fellow wideouts Kekoa Crawford, Nate Johnson and Brad Hawkins. Johnson was dismissed from the team last October and Crawford was left off the 2018 roster heading into training camp.

Hawkins, who ultimately arrived in 2017 after opting for a year in prep school, bounced between safety and linebacker as a freshman, and is penciled in as a safety heading into his sophomore season. Defensive coordinator Don Brown said on Wednesday that Hawkins has been the "surprise" player of training camp

Michigan has lost four wide receivers this offseason, including Maurice Ways and Drake Harris, both of whom pursued graduate transfers. Ways and Harris combined for four catches and 17 yards in four games last year.

Despite the departures, the Wolverines return lots of talent at wide out, including last year's leading receiver, Grant Perry, and sophomores Tarik Black and Donovan Peoples-Jones.