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Michigan safety Hunter Reynolds enters transfer portal

The fifth-year senior is moving on.

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Maize n Brew has confirmed with a Michigan football spokesperson that fifth-year senior safety Hunter Reynolds has entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal.

Reynolds, a native of South Orange, New Jersey, saw playing time the last three seasons in Ann Arbor. He racked up 22 tackles and two tackles for loss in 20 total games as a member of the Wolverines.

As a senior during the 2020 season, Reynolds saw extensive time at the safety position for the Wolverines once Brad Hawkins went down with an injury. Reynolds had 16 of his 22 total tackles this past year, including 11 in the final game of the season at the Big House against Penn State.

Reynolds was an unranked prospect coming out of high school in the class of 2017 and came to Michigan as a walk-on. He was a walk-on for most of his career at Michigan, but earned a scholarship back in 2019.

With Reynolds now out of the picture, the Wolverines will turn to the youth on the roster to fill that backup role Reynolds played this past season. Guys like Makari Paige, Quinten Johnson, Jordan Morant and RJ Moten, to name a few, now have a prime opportunity to show what they can do. Those were all four-star prospects coming out of high school, so despite Reynolds entering the transfer portal, there is a lot of promise and potential in the safety room in Ann Arbor.