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31 Days to Michigan Football

One month and a day until football season returns.

Gregory Shamus

Junior RB/WR/Super-Fast-Guy Dennis Norfleet

Number: 23

Hometown: Detroit (Martin Luther King High)

Height/Weight: 5' 7 / 169 lbs.

Three Things to Know About Dennis

1. Exactly how fast is Dennis? Fast enough to draw recruitment offers from Alabama and Tennessee, but he stayed close to home. His 40-yard time out of high school was 4.62 seconds, which, whoa. This season, he will make the jump to slot receiver to fill the vacancy of Jeremy Gallon.

2. When not dancing in the end zone prior to kickoffs, Norfleet appears to be the team's goofball. Many stories abound involving harassing the bigger lineman and doing his best to keep the team energized in practice.

3. It's a challenge to project exactly where Doug Nussmeier will place Norfleet in the offensive scheme, but the logical place is at slot receiver to take advantage of screens and designed run. Norfleet never broke a big one as kick returner last season, but if he has only gotten faster, that drought should end.