Receiver Je'Ron Stokes becomes second player in 2 days to leave Michigan football team
For the second time in two days, a Michigan football player has left the team.
An athletic department spokesman said Tuesday afternoon junior receiver Je’Ron Stokes has left the Wolverines, following a similar announcement Monday regarding freshman offensive lineman Tony Posada.
Stokes was not expected to start, but he is the second outside receiver Michigan has lost this off-season. Starter Darryl Stonum is redshirting this year after being charged this summer with the second DUI of his career.
Michigan still has experience at receiver, with junior Roy Roundtree and senior Junior Hemingway back on the outside. The coaching staff also has been high on redshirt freshman Jerald Robinson.
Stokes’ exit will be felt more next year, though, when Hemingway is gone. Roundtree has one more year of eligibility, although he could consider the NFL draft.
Slot receivers Martavious Odoms and Kelvin Grady also will graduate after this season.
Stokes was a heralded, four-star recruit who committed to play for former coach Rich Rodriguez. He is the third player recruited by the former staff to leave Michigan in the past month, joining Posada and true freshman linebacker Kellen Jones, who is now at Oklahoma.