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Michigan safety J’Marick Woods enters transfer portal

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The Wolverines are getting a bit lighter on the safety rotation.

NCAA Football: Michigan at Indiana Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan defensive back J’Marick Woods is leaving the football program and has entered the transfer portal, according to the portal and media reports. Woods is seeking a graduate transfer and is expected to have two remaining years of eligibility.

He made the announcement shortly after the news went public.

Woods was a three-star prospect in the class of 2017 out of Florence, Alabama. He is the second Michigan player in as many weeks to move on from the program after tight end Mustapha Muhammad entered the portal last week.

Woods started the bowl game in his true freshman season in 2017, though never has been much of a factor on the defensive side of the ball. Josh Metellus and Brad Hawkins claimed the top two safety spots heading into this season and the emergence of true freshman Daxton Hill has also cut playing time for safeties looking to get in on the action on the field.

Woods played in 27 career games in Ann Arbor and was an Academic All-Big Ten honoree last season.