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Amorion Walker is heading back to Michigan after a brief stay at Ole Miss

Welcome to the new era of college football. Former Michigan Wolverines cornerback/wide receiver Amorion Walker, who committed to Ole Miss in January after entering the transfer portal, has now committed to returning to Ann Arbor.

Walker was a strong player at both cornerback and wide receiver last season at Michigan. Many expected him to compete for the second cornerback position this year after moving from wide receiver. However, he struggled in the 2023 spring game and Michigan received a commitment from future cornerback Josh Wallace. With the emergence of several other younger defensive backs, Walker found himself on the depth chart and losing his confidence.

That ultimately led to his decision to enter the transfer portal and find a short-term home at Ole Miss. Meanwhile, Michigan entered several players of its own, including corner DJ Waller and receivers Cristian Dixon and Karmello English. Suddenly, the Wolverines had a glaring need at both positions Walker played in Ann Arbor.

Walker now has a clear chance to fill a gap in both positions. As a 2023 sophomore, he played five games as a defensive back, recording three tackles and half a tackle for a loss. As a freshman, Walker appeared in six games – five as a receiver and one as a defensive back. He made one catch for four yards on the offensive side.

A former three-star recruit and the No. 526 player in the 2022 class, Walker turned heads for his athleticism in his first two seasons in Ann Arbor. This was evident in the positional flexibility he had on both sides of the ball up to this point in his career.

The Wolverines also received a commitment from Youngstown State transfer wide receiver CJ Charleston on Wednesday. It will be interesting to see how this affects Sherrone Moore's plans with Walker back on the roster and in need of more depth at both defensive back and wide receiver after the transfers Michigan had at both positions in the spring window.

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