Michigan DE, former 4-star prospect becomes second Wolverine to hit transfer portal in 2 days
A day after running back Zach Charbonnet entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal, another Michigan player decided to follow the footsteps and explore options outside of Ann Arbor.
Defensive end Luiji Vilain is in the NCAA transfer portal, according to 247Sports. Vilain was a 4-star member of Michigan’s 2017 recruiting class and was one of the Top 75 players of his cycle. Charbonnet was also a highly-touted running back prospect in the 2019 class, ranked as one of the Top 50 prospects.
In two days, Michigan has lost a pair of really talented players, despite Jim Harbaugh returning as the Wolverines head coach for the 2021 season.
Per his player profile on MGoBlue.com, Vilain has played in 12 games over the last two seasons and is credited with 11 tackles, 1 sack and a forced fumble. He totaled 4 tackles during Michigan’s 2020 campaign.
Vilain did not play during his first two seasons at Michigan. Because of redshirt rules and the NCAA’s blanket waiver for all student-athletes for the 2020 season, the defensive end will have two years of eligibility at his next destination.
It’s been a rough two days in Ann Arbor as far as roster management is concerned.