Tyler Morris and Semaj Morgan lead the Michigan Wolverines wide receivers into the 2024 season

The calendar flips to July and excitement is building for the 2024 college football season. Just three weeks until Big Ten Media Days in Indianapolis and a little over a month until fall camps begin across the country.

After arguably the best season in program history, Michigan brings another full squad into 2024 with “Team 145.” In preparation for next year, it’s a good time to break down each of the Wolverines’ position groups with “One thing I like”, “One thing I don’t do” And “One thing to keep an eye on”Next up is a unit that has lost its two best players in terms of production, but brings back two veterans to lead an intriguing group – Wide receiver.

Michigan has a lot of guys that bring a lot of different skills to their wide receiver room. Junior Tyler Morris is safe, reliable and a very good route runner. Samaj Morgan is a tricky speedster who can be a nightmare for opposing defenses when he gets his hands on the ball. This position group doesn’t have a lot of depth, but these two guys have established themselves. While Michigan works through a new starting quarterback, Morris and Morgan could serve as a safety net for the Wolverines’ signal caller.

There is also a lot of intrigue surrounding the second Frederick Moorea guy who Michigan’s coaches and the people around the program have praised very much, and Junior Amorion Walker – a big, fast athlete who looks like a candidate to outrun defenses. Moore wowed me when he showed off his speed with a 48-yard catch-and-run touchdown in the Wolverines’ spring game. I think he can be a standout player for UM this season. I’m not sure how Walker will be used, but he’s a talented kid who could prove to be a difference-maker as well.

There is no doubt that Michigan lost a lot of players at this position last season. The Wolverines’ two best receivers – Roman Wilson And Cornelius Johnson — move to the NFL after a great career in Ann Arbor. Michigan also saw Darius Clemons, Christian Dixon And Carmelo English through the transfer portal. That’s a lot of turnover for a position group, and it has robbed the Wolverines of their depth at receiver.

We have to wait and see what Michigan gets from the transfer from Youngstown State CJ Charlestonformer extra Peyton O’Leary and in the second year of study Kendrick Bell. Everyone knows the Wolverines’ offensive identity is based on running the ball. That will put less pressure on a largely new position group in 2024, but it has also made it harder for Michigan to attract top talent to the position.

What will Michigan expect from Amorion Walker this year? After switching between wide receiver and defensive back during his first two years in Ann Arbor, the 6-foot-3, 180-pound player completed spring practice at Ole Miss before transferring back to Michigan in April.

Walker’s physicality and top-end speed make him an interesting target for the Wolverines when it comes to long passes, but Michigan’s offense isn’t really built around throwing throws all over the field. Perhaps Walker will take on a larger role as a returner on special teams. Head coach Sherrone Moore and wide receivers coach Ron Bellamy have a lot of talent on their hands with Walker, and I’m excited to see how he’s used. Unless he has a big fall training camp, though, I’m not sure Walker will make the starting lineup at receiver.

This article is part of a series that examines each position group on Michigan Football’s 2024 roster. You can find the other position groups that Michigan Wolverines on SI has already been discussed here: (quarterback, Back Race, Offensive line)

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