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Senior WR Amara Darboh talks Jourdan Lewis and the quarterback battle

“It’s great,” Amara Darboh said of playing against Jourdan Lewis. “It helps me a lot.”

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Maize n Brew caught up with Michigan wide receiver Amara Darboh at Michigan football’s media day. The senior from West Des Moines, Iowa had lots to say about Michigan defensive back Jourdan Lewis and the quarterback battle.

“It’s great,” Darboh said of playing against Lewis. “It helps me a lot. He challenges me to think, he forces me to use counter moves on him because he is a smart defensive back. He’s quick and even though he is little, he is pretty physical too. He challenges me a lot in all those areas.”

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has mentioned using Lewis as a three-way player this season, meaning he would play offense, defense and special teams. Darboh likes the idea.

“Ah man.. Whatever it takes to help us win,” the wide receiver regarding Lewis playing offense. “He’s a very good athlete and I have seen in 7-on-7s where we do 1-on-1s. He runs some routes and he’s very good at running routes. I think he even played receiver in high school, so I would have no problem with that.”

Darboh caught 58 passes last season for 727 yards and five touchdowns. He mentioned that he would like to add more touchdowns to his senior resume. To catch touchdowns, Michigan needs a quarterback and Darboh likes both options.

When asked if there was a certain quarterback he bonds more with, Darboh said, “I wouldn’t say that. Both guys are great, both guys are great competitors, both guys are great leaders. Both of them have the same good qualities, so seeing them in camp is going to be the deciding factor.”