Big Ten: Davion Rogers

Freshman linebacker Davion Rogers is no longer with the Michigan football program.

A team spokesman confirmed Rogers' departure Friday afternoon, and Rogers no longer appears on the team roster. Rogers hasn't played this season and was a likely redshirt candidate. first reported Rogers' departure.

Michigan now has lost five players from the recruiting class it signed in February.

Rogers wasn't going to play this season, so his departure doesn't really hurt. The larger issue is the continued exodus of players from Ann Arbor, even after the team's hot start.

Players leave programs for a variety of reasons -- academics, homesickness, playing-time issues -- so it's unfair to put total blame with the Wolverines coaching staff.

But this is a trend Michigan would like to see end soon.

Wolverines announce 27-man class

February, 3, 2010
Not surprisingly, it didn't take long for Michigan to announce its full recruiting class after heralded safety Demar Dorsey officially signed about an hour ago.

The Wolverines bring in 27 new players, at least 12 of whom will try to help a beleaguered defense that really needs a jolt in 2010. Michigan started very quickly in recruiting, and while UM might not have a ton of elite prospects, the class is very solid across the board. Obviously, Dorsey gives Michigan a big name at a very big position.

A few notes on Michigan's class:

  • The class consists of players from nine different states, including 11 from Ohio, four from Michigan and three players from both Florida and Pennsylvania.
  • Seven of the signees have already enrolled for the winter 2010 semester: quarterback Devin Gardner, running back Stephen Hopkins, wide receiver Jeremy Jackson, wide receiver Ricardo Miller, offensive lineman Christian Pace, wide receiver Jerald Robinson and running back Austin White.
  • UM signed a pair of brothers, cornerback Terrence Talbott and defensive tackle Terry Talbott, from Wayne High School in Huber Heights, Ohio. In addition to the Talbott brothers, the Wolverines had Warren G. Harding teammates Davion Rogers and D.J. Williamson join the fold.
  • The Wolverines signed two players on the ESPNU 150: Dorsey (12) and Gardner (128).