With all the various storylines that Michigan football has this spring, the biggest is arguably Amorion Walker making the switch from wide receiver to cornerback.
While that’s at least marginally noteworthy in normal cases,
what’s made this groundbreaking is that the second-year player is currently considered a starter opposite Will Johnson,
the former five-star. Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh called Walker ‘a unicorn’ due to his ability on that side of the ball.
Walker has learned a lot from Mike Sainristil, who made a similar switch from wideout to nickel back at this time last year.
Though the Louisiana native is currently full-time as a defensive back (he plans to play both ways once he gets the defense down),
his playing on defense isn’t new as his first position in high school was cornerback, and he even saw time in the Hawaii game last year playing on defense.
Getting those early reps in the defensive backfield has certainly helped Walker with his transition,
because, while he intended to play wide receiver at the next level
, he realized he has the ability to be a high-level cornerback.
Once he came to that epiphany, he started further applying himself, readying himself for the opportunity he’s currently making the most of this spring.