Michigan receiver Oliver Martin enters NCAA transfer portal

Angelique S. Chengelis
The Detroit News
Oliver Martin

Oliver Martin, who would have been a redshirt sophomore receiver at Michigan this fall, has entered the NCAA transfer portal, a UM spokesman confirmed to The Detroit News on Wednesday night, following the initial report by 247Sports.

“I can confirm that Oliver entered the portal today,” U-M football spokesman Dave Ablauf said Wednesday night.

After redshirting his first season, the 6-foot-1, 200-pound Martin, from Iowa City West, played in seven games last fall and had 11 catches for 125 yards and a touchdown last season.

According to the Des Moines Register, there is a strong possibility Martin will transfer to Iowa, which is only 10 minutes from his family's home. Martin would have to sit out this season per NCAA transfer rules.

Michigan is deep at receiver this fall with Nico Collins, Donovan Peoples-Jones, Tarik Black, Ronnie Bell and early-enrollee freshman Mike Sainristil.

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