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Former Michigan DT Michael Dwumfour transferring to Rutgers

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The former Michigan defensive tackle is going back home.

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Defensive lineman Michael Dwumfour last week announced his plans to transfer and move on from the Michigan Wolverines and now he has a destination. Dwumfour announced on Monday that he will be heading back to his home state of New Jersey to play for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.

Dwumfour, a former three-star recruit in the class of 2016, played in 33 games in his four seasons in Ann Arbor. He was able to obtain a redshirt season from the NCAA for the 2016 campaign where he played in only one contest.

Dwumfour was expected to play a key role in the defensive line rotation once again in 2020 if he were going to return, but injuries piled up at Michigan and the Wolverines have younger tackles in Chris Hinton and Mazi Smith that are ascending next to Carlo Kemp. With more three-man fronts in use with Michigan’s defense, it makes sense that there may not be as many opportunities.

This is a good get for Rutgers and new (well, returning) head coach Greg Schiano and he figures to play a key role there if his health holds up. He joins another former Wolverine from New Jersey in linebacker Drew Singleton on the roster.