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Michigan LB Jordan Anthony enters into NCAA transfer portal

Another member of Michigan’s 2017 class has entered the transfer portal.

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247Sports reported Wednesday evening Michigan redshirt sophomore linebacker Jordan Anthony entered the NCAA transfer portal.

After linebacker Josh Ross was injured at the beginning of the season, it was redshirt freshman Cameron McGrone, not Anthony, who replaced him in the starting lineup.

He joins five-star Aubrey Solomon, four-star Drew Singleton, four-star Oliver Martin, four-star James Hudson, four-star O’Maury Samuels, four-star JaRaymond Hall, four-star Benjamin St-Juste, three-star J’Marick Woods and three-star Kurt Taylor as players who have transferred from Michigan’s 2017 class.

Anthony saw playing time in seven games in 2018 and nine games in 2019. He compiled 14 total tackles, 1 tackle for loss and 1 sack in his three seasons at U-M.

This should not come as a huge surprise, as McGrone played really well in his first actual season of college football and will be a big part of the defense moving forward. But this is a continuing concern with players transferring away from Michigan’s 2017 class. It is a major problem if they want to catch up to the Ohio State’s of the world on the gridiron.

Luckily for the Wolverines, they have four linebackers committed to its 2020 class — four-star Kalel Mullings, four-star Osman Savage, three-star Nikhai Hill-Green and three-star Cornell Wheeler.