Kareem Walker announces transfer destination
Written by Matt Pargoff   


Once considered a jewel in Michigan’s recruiting efforts, Kareem Walker will continue his playing career at Fort Scott Community College in Kansas. News hit in June that the former No. 1 running back prospect in the nation was leaving Ann Arbor, and his new coach, Kale Pick, revealed that the transfer was official on Monday.

Walker had a tumultuous run at Michigan, enrolling early as part of Jim Harbaugh’s second recruiting class, but sitting out his first year because of struggles in the classroom.

He finally saw the field as a redshirt freshman last fall, but played a limited role in the Wolverines’ struggling ground game, seeing action in only five games. He carried the ball just 20 times for 68 yards, reaching the end zone once.

The Wolverines are expected to once again feature Karan Higdon and Chris Evans as their primary running backs this fall, with sophomore O’Maury Samuels, redshirt freshman Kurt Taylor, and true freshmen Christian Turner and Hassan Haskins also entering into the mix.

Walker will be joined at Fort Scott Community College by a familiar face with fellow 2016 Michigan early enrollee wide receiver Ahmir Mitchell also headed to that school. Mitchell didn’t make it to his first season at U-M, transferring almost immediately to Rutgers, where he was kicked off the team in October.

The Wolverines are set to begin fall camp on Friday, opening the season Sept. 1 at Notre Dame.


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