Originally written on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 11/20/14
Michigan Football will kickoff the 2013 season on August 31 when they host Central Michigan at the Big House. Between now and then, the Wolverines will put in a lot of work and some freshmen players will start to separate themselves from the pack and have a chance to make an immediate impact. Here are 10 freshmen of the redshirt and true variety that could/should make an impact on the field this fall. Derrick Green 1. Derrick Green – RB: He was the #1 ranked running back in the country last year and is physically ready to play right away. Green is a natural fit for the power running scheme that Brady Hoke and Al Borges have been waiting to install at Michigan. He’s so good that he could end up being the team’s leading rusher this year. 2. Kyle Kalis – OL: Kalis is a redshirt freshman who spent last year impressing coaches and players with his tenacity on the scout team. He is penciled in to be the starter at left guard. He plays with a nasty streak and is an absolute mauler. He has All-Big Ten potential – this season. 3. Dymonte Thomas – DB: The 6-foot-2, 187 pounder, enrolled early and has caught the eye of the coaching staff with his athleticism and ability to blitz from the corner. He will see a lot of action at nickel back. 4. Ben Braden – OL: Although his future is likely at tackle, Braden projects as the starter at right guard this year. At 6-foot-6, 315 pounds he is a massive specimen with unlimited potential. 5. Chris Wormley – DL: He was set to contribute as a true freshman last year before suffering a season-ending injury in camp. He is know bigger and stronger and should help increase Michigan’s sack totals this year. 6. Taco Charlton – DL: He is a freak athlete and a physical specimen who has already bulked up since he enrolled in January. The sky is the limit for this playmaking end and he will have every opportunity to make an impact this season. 7. Willie Henry – DL: A redshirt freshman, Henry checks in at 6-foot-2, 302 pounds. He should factor into the two-deep at defensive tackle and has all the tools to become a very good player for the Wolverines. 8. Matthew Godin – DL: He’s another redshirt freshman and another guy the coaching staff really likes. 9. Reon Dawson – DB: He is fast and athletic and there is a void on the two-deep at the safety positions. Keep an eye on Dawson, he could be a sleeper candidate to play early. 10. Jehu Chesson – WR: Michigan has a need for playmaking wide receivers. Chesson redshirted last year and was able to add some bulk to his long frame. He now checks in at 6-3, 193 and hasn’t lost any of his burst. There are, of course, other freshmen who may make an impact this fall. Keep an eye on the defensive backs, wide receivers, defensive linemen and running backs. One of the most anticipated recruits to be joining the team this year is quarterback Shane Morris, he is slated to be the primary back up to Devin Gardner. If you would like to receive an email notification each time a Michigan Football and/or Basketball story is posted you can fill out the Email Notification Form. You can follow me on twitter @isportsRob Related articles Michigan could reel in 4 of the top 5 recruits in the country Michigan Football: 3 key questions and 3 answers Michigan Football’s all-time best quarterbacks
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Matt Millen leaving ESPN for FOX, Big Ten Network

Royals' Guthrie sets records in blowout loss to Yankees

John Farrell: Pitchers need an approved gripping substance

Cam Newton: Nobody has ever been who I'm trying to be

Bears cut Ray McDonald after domestic violence arrest


Report: Paul Pierce could opt out of contract, join Clippers

Report: NBA exploring moving start of Finals up

Isaiah Thomas: Danny Ainge wants my input on free agents

Brian Matusz suspended eight games for substance on arm

Baseball players in the military: A tribute

'Free Tom Brady' rally draws about 150 Patriots fans

WATCH: Steph Curry goes down with serious looking injury

WATCH: Khris Davis trolls umps after controversial homer

Is Adrian Peterson leveraging himself out of the league?

Mascot creates controversy with 'Police Lives Matter' sign

The Talented Mr. Blatt

The curious case of Frank Kaminsky

Is the Cavs' Matthew Dellavedova a dirty player?

LeBron lifts Cavaliers to brink of Finals, but are they ready?

Will Phil Jackson give himself a chance to succeed with Knicks?

Most valuable non-QB for each NFL team

Federer unhappy with security after fan comes on court

WATCH: LeBron throws down ferocious dunk in traffic

College Football News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

WATCH: Steph Curry falls on head

Royals' Guthrie sets records in blowout

Bears cut McDonald after incident

Report: Pierce could opt out of contract

Could the NBA Finals be moved up?

The Talented Mr. Blatt

Is Dellavedova a dirty player?

Ballplayers in the military: A tribute

Most valuable non-QB for each NFL team

WATCH: LeBron's ferocious dunk in traffic

Kelly drops hint about ND offense

John Madden: Last SB play will 'torment' Carroll

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.