Michigan head coach Sherrone Moore explains the reasons behind adding Tennessee Vols transfer Wesley Walker to the Wolverines’ roster.

Last month, the Michigan Wolverines added Tennessee Vols transfer safety Wesley Walker to their roster. Walker, who initially transferred to Louisville this offseason and participated in their spring practice, decided to re-enter the NCAA transfer portal before committing to Michigan.

Walker began his college career at Georgia Tech, moved to Tennessee in 2022, and accumulated 89 tackles (including 9 for loss), two sacks, and an interception during his time with the Vols.

Michigan head coach Sherrone Moore discussed Walker’s addition at the SMSB National College Showcase in Detroit earlier this week. Moore highlighted Walker’s experience, physicality, tackling ability, coverage skills, and leadership qualities. Moore noted that Walker never allowed a touchdown during his tenure at Tennessee and was frequently made available to reporters.

One notable media moment for Walker at Tennessee was when he referred to Vols edge rusher James Pearce as a “man-child” after their 2023 season-opening win against Virginia.

Walker’s move to Michigan is one of several connections between Tennessee and Michigan. Joe Milton transferred from Michigan to Tennessee, while Michigan linebackers coach Brian Jean-Mary previously coached at Tennessee. Additionally, Sherrone Moore played at Oklahoma when Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel was on the Sooners’ coaching staff. Moore transferred to Oklahoma in late 2005 along with Joey Halzle, now the Vols’ offensive coordinator.