Michigan Mailbag Question: Any News on Freshmen Numbers -- Posted 3/11/09

ErocWolverineSenior Writer IMarch 18, 2009

Do you know what the freshmans' numbers are? They're normally issued by now. Also, any other info on players' numbers?




Thanks for the question.

Yes, but first, here's some news coming out of the media pre-spring press conference on Tuesday.

As mentioned here previously, Michael Shaw (sports hernia) and Jonas Mouton (shoulder) will miss spring practice because of off-season surgeries.

Steve Watson switches from tight end to defensive end, but could go back to tight end if needed. He is needed more on the defensive side of the ball right now. Vince Helmuth moved to defensive tackle from fullback, a move he started last year.

They are waiting word on medical hardships for Kenny Demens and Adam Patterson. Both players competed in one game before their seasons ended due to injury.

Junior Hemingway received a medical hardship for the last season when he missed most of the season with mononucleosis. Hemingway will be a junior academically, but a sophomore with respect to football eligibility.

The numbers:
There are seven true freshmen that enrolled in January. Their numbers are: Vincent Smith (No. 2), Tate Forcier (No. 5), Vladimir Emilien (No. 5), Brandin Hawthorne (No. 7), Mike Jones (No. 27), William Campbell (No. 73), and Anthony LaLota (No. 90).

Heading into spring, there are also players who have switched numbers: David Cone (No. 12 to No. 16), Roy Roundtree (No. 16 to No. 12), George Morales (No. 73 to No. 66) and Jon Conover (No. 89 to No. 83).

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