Michigan loses 4 players before start of spring practice
The Wolverines announced Thursday that defensive tackle Kenny Wilkins, tight end Nate Allspach and safety Andrew Offerdahl will not return next season. Wilkins and Allspach were sophomores last year, while Offerdahl was a freshman.
Coach Brady Hoke said the players were not kicked off the team, but declined to elaborate on the reasons for their departures.
Michigan also confirmed that redshirt sophomore receiver/tight end Richardo Miller has left the team. The move had long been expected, but had not been confirmed.
Miller and Wilkins were on scholarship, while Allspach and Offerdah were walk-ons
Miller played his final year of high school at Pioneer High School before enrolling early at Michigan as a receiver, but was later moved to tight end and has played sparingly the past three seasons.
He played in 13 games the past two years, most of which was spent on special teams. He did not record a catch.
Wilkins once was a high-profile recruit, joining the Wolverines in 2010 as the No. 15 defensive end in the country, per Rivals. But the four-star prospect never saw the field in three seasons at Michigan and seemed to be passed by several younger players on the depth chart.
Michigan also lost fullback Stephen Hopkins and defensive lineman Nathan Brink since the end of the regular season.
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