Transfer Tracker: Michigan four-star enters portal

Transfer Tracker: Michigan four-star enters portal

Mark Pszonak contributed to this report.

The transfer portal never stops moving. On Monday, Michigan lost a young piece of their defense when 2020 four-star linebacker William Mohan became available.

Mohan played in one game as a true freshman

Mohan played in one game as a true freshman (Alex Gleitman)

Recruiting: Mohan committed to Michigan over offers from Ohio State, Penn State, Nebraska, Pittsburgh and Miami during the summer leading up to his senior season. He had already made a couple of unofficial visits to Ann Arbor before making his commitment during an official visit.

At Michigan: Mohan played in the season opener against Minnesota, but then did not see the field again. With defensive coordinator Don Brown leaving the program, his role as a “viper” no longer exists in the new defense.

Potential landing spots: Washington State, West Virginia, Temple, Western Kentucky, James Madison and North Alabama are a few of the schools that have expressed early interest.

Farrell’s Take: As an undersized linebacker, Mohan could play safety or linebacker in some schemes which makes him attractive and his athleticism is excellent. The problem? He is such a ‘tweener that many schools don’t have a position for him so he has to be careful and selective with his decision. To me he’s a solid impact player for the right scheme.

Impact Meter: 7.7 out of 10


The Transfer Portal continues to change the way college football programs recruit and manage their rosters so we here at continue to evolve our coverage. Each time a player of note enters the portal, we will examine their potential impact on the college football landscape and assign an impact rating, both when they enter the portal and when they choose a destination. The scale is from 1-10 and the description below explains the scoring scale.

1.1-4.0 — Not a big impact expected, likely a non-starter and down the bench depth player.

4.1- 6.0 — A solid impact can be expected in the right scenario and has the potential to battle for a starting job.

6.1-9.0. — A high impact player who won’t change a program but will certainly be a very good contributor and starter.

9.1- 9.9 — A very high impact player who should start the moment he steps on the field and will change the outlook of a program immediately.

10 — A franchise transfer who has a chance to be an All American and one of the elite players in college football.