According to Brandon Justice of The Wolverine Lounge, former Michigan wide receiver Eddie McDoom is making his way back to the Sunshine State to join the South Florida Bulls football team.
Source: former #Michigan WR Eddie McDoom intends to transfer to #USF. @WolverineLounge— Brandon Justice (@BrandonBJustice) August 19, 2018
McDoom was part of the 2016 recruiting class for the Wolverines and he saw plenty of action as a true freshman. He was utilized in the rushing game, often on jet sweeps to use his speed to turn the corner, and gained 160 yards on 16 carries and chipped in five receptions for another 59 yards.
In 2017, he saw his playing time drop, although he caught 11 passes for 81 yards and rushed for another 43 yards. He didn’t have the type of break out season most were expecting of him heading into the year.
He was the 15th-best player in the ‘16 class for Michigan, per 247sports. McDoom (.8825) would’ve been behind only wide receiver Darnell Salomon (.9005) in USF’s 2016 class.
Per #USF, former Michigan WR Eddie McDoom has not been officially added to the @USFFootball roster.— Award Winner Nathan Bond (@BullsNathanSBN) August 19, 2018
I’ve learned that former #Michigan WR Eddie McDoom is enrolled at #USF for the fall semester.— Award Winner Nathan Bond (@BullsNathanSBN) August 19, 2018
Unless there’s another Edward McDoom at USF, which I’d bet your life that there isn’t.
While USF has not publicly announced that McDoom has officially joined the team, I have been able to learn that he is enrolled in classes for the fall semester which begins tomorrow.
McDoom is probably most remembered for this, but he isn’t the reason why Michigan lost.
In this highlight you’ll hear ESPN NFL draft expert Todd McShay say that McDoom had “legit 4.3 [40-yard dash] speed coming out of high school.”
McDoom will likely redshirt this year to satisfy the transfer rule and will have two years of eligibility remaining, unless he has petitioned the NCAA to gain eligibility right away.