Michigan's new-look football roster includes freshmen, beefed-up Jibreel Black, Craig Roh
Melanie Maxwell | AnnArbor.com
Preseason camp won't start for another 12 days, but some of those players are already looking different.
As in, bigger.
The most noticeable leap is Jibreel Black, who is moving from weak-side end to defensive tackle. After playing at 260 pounds last year, the junior is now listed at 276 as he prepares to mix it up in the middle.
He said in the spring he hoped to be up to 280 by the start of the season.
Black is expected to take over Will Heininger's spot in the middle. He still has a ways to go before he's at a true tackle's weight -- Heininger played last year at 295 pounds -- but the extra 16 pounds are a solid start for one offseason.
Michigan announced the new heights and weights in its 2012 media guide, which was released Thursday morning at the Big Ten media days in Chicago.
Senior Craig Roh, who is moving from weak- to strong-side end, is up to 278 pounds after playing last year at 269. Ryan Van Bergen played that spot last year at 288.
Roh is expected to make a more seamless transition than Black, considering he's still an end. His assignments won't change much, and he also has logged a team-best 38 starts -- each in a row.
The rest of the projected starting defensive linemen combine for one career start, so Roh will be counted upon as a leader of that group.
Projected starting tackle Will Campbell, meantime, has gone the other way. He now weighs 308 pounds, after being listed last year at 322. He entered school at 356 pounds.
He is expected to take over for all-Big Ten player Mike Martin in the middle.
Michigan's release of the new roster all details heights and weights for the incoming freshman class. A look:
OL Blake Bars, 6-5, 282
LB Joe Bolden, 6-2, 224
OL Ben Braden, 6-6, 299
WR Jehu Chesson, 6-3, 183
DB Jeremy Clark, 6-4, 191
WR Amara Darboh, 6-2, 218
TE Devin Funchess, 6-5, 225
DB Allen Gant, 6-2, 196
DT Matt Godin, 6-6, 270
DT Willie Henry, 6-2, 302
FB Sione Houma, 6-0, 221
LB Royce Jenkins-Stone, 6-2, 206
RB Drake Johnson, 6-0, 203
OL Kyle Kalis, 6-5, 292
OL Erik Magnuson, 6-6, 290
RB Dennis Norfleet, 5-7, 170
DE Mario Ojemudia, 6-3, 223
DT Ondre Pipkins, 6-3, 337
DB Terry Richardson, 5-9, 154
LB Kaleb Ringer, 6-0, 230
LB James Ross, 6-0, 225
DE Tom Strobel, 6-6, 250
TE A.J. Williams, 6-6, 282
DB Jarrod Wilson, 6-2, 195
DE Chris Wormley, 6-4, 268