Cornerback Blake Countess, meanwhile, brings versatility and the experience that comes with starting 30 games for Michigan.
Last season Countess played in 12 games for Michigan, starting 10 of them. He recorded 24 tackles and three pass breakups.
Since the start of the Brady Hoke era in Ann Arbor, he and his football team have fumbled the distribution of important numbers and embarrassed themselves with the Legends patch program.
Michigan expects to have one of its best players on both sides of the ball back when the 2013 season starts.
Michigan has lost starting cornerback Blake Countess because of a season-ending knee injury.