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Michael Dwumfour announces transfer from Michigan

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Dwumfour moves on from Michigan as a grad transfer.

NCAA Football: Michigan State at Michigan Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan Wolverines defensive tackle has been granted a fifth season of eligibility, but will be using it elsewhere, as he has announced he has entered the transfer portal and is leaving the program.

Dwumfour will be a graduate transfer and eligible to play immediate for the team he decides to join next.

Dwumfour appeared in 33 career games in his Michigan career and made four starts in his time in Ann Arbor. He was a three-star prospect and the 58th-ranked defensive tackle in the country in the class of 2016, per the 247Sports composite. The New Jersey native was recruited by Chris Partridge, who left Michigan to take a job at Ole Miss after the bowl game.

Dwumfour was injured on one of the first plays of the season and dealt with the shoulder ailment throughout the year. He missed the Citrus Bowl vs. Alabama after undergoing a procedure after the regular season concluded and was not with the team during bowl week in Orlando.

A few things can probably be read into this, namely that Michigan feels good about its depth in 2020 with Carlo Kemp reportedly set to return and Chris Hinton and Mazi Smith emerging and presumably being factors next season. Also, they have been in the transfer market for help at defensive tackle, so perhaps the writing has been on the wall.