Michigan will redshirt freshman tailback Justice Hayes, seek a sixth year for Marrell Evans
Michigan football coach Brady Hoke said this afternoon true freshman running back Justice Hayes will redshirt this season, and the school will seek a sixth year of eligibility for linebacker Marrell Evans.
Hayes was a consensus 4-star recruit from Grand Blanc and Michigan's highest-ranked recruit in the 2011 class. He was ranked the country's No. 3 all-purpose running back by Rivals.
He originally committed to Notre Dame before switching to the Wolverines after a bad recruiting visit.
He rejoined the Wolverines this year, but has not played. The school has not announced why he's been held out, and Hoke said there are no updates on his status.
"I’ll tell you what, he busts his butt out there, though, as a scout team linebacker, and scout team with the kicking team and all that," Hoke said. "He’s been a great teammate."
Hoke said the application process for Evans' sixth year will be difficult.
"There’s a lot of hoops to go through," he said. "It’s pretty daggone complicated trying to obtain a sixth year and all those things."