Michigan football continues to dip into the transfer portal to shore up its roster for the 2023 season.
The Wolverines added two Hoosiers on Tuesday. Former Indiana quarterback Jack Tuttle announced on social media that he is joining the Wolverines next season in his final year of eligibility.
An hour later, AJ Barner also said he would be moving to Ann Arbor.
Tuttle, 23, just finished his fourth season with the Hoosiers, playing in one game and completing 9 of 12 passes for 82 yards. His heaviest workload came in 2021, when he went 45-for-87 for 423 yards, two touchdowns and five interceptions in six games. The 6-foot-4, 210-pounder from San Marcos, Calif., began his college career at Utah in 2018 as a redshirt before transferring.
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Tuttle will most likely serve as the backup to JJ McCarthy, who will be a junior next season. Michigan lost two quarterbacks to next year’s roster. Cade McNamara, last year’s starter who was replaced by McCarthy and then suffered a season-ending foot injury in September; and Alan Bowman, who transferred from Texas Tech before last season.
Barner, a senior in 2022, caught 28 passes for 199 yards and three touchdowns as a junior, all career bests. He had three catches for 57 yards and a score against Idaho and found the end zone against Penn State and Ohio State as well. He is from Aurora, Ohio.
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Michigan also added offensive linemen Drake Nugent and Myles Hinton from Stanford, Ladarius Henderson from Arizona State and linebackers Josiah Stewart from Coastal Carolina and Ernest Hausman from Nebraska, which 247Sports ranks as the No. 1 transfer portal.