It sounds like Michigan’s backfield will be in good hands this season.
The Wolverines are preparing for an expectation filled season under head coach Jim Harbaugh, and running back is one position that will feature a new starter in 2019. Karan Higdon, the starter and leading rusher from 2018, is gone while Chris Evans, the second-leading rusher, is suspended for the year.
Replacing those two guys will not be easy, but Harbaugh had some strong words for two of the potential candidates to start on Tuesday. He praised Tru Wilson, who rushed for 364 yards last season, as being steady in camp. However, his highest praise was reserved for true freshman Zach Charbonnet:
Harbaugh: "Tru Wilson has been steady … Charbonnet coming on like a freight train"
— angelique (@chengelis) August 13, 2019
Charbonnet was rated as the No. 4 RB and No. 46 player nationally for the 2019 class. Listed at 6-foot-2 and 215 lbs., it certainly sounds like he is carving out a role for himself with the offense. Fans will just have to wait and see how impressive he is on game day.