Cornell Wheeler is transferring from Michigan to play linebacker for the Kansas football team.
Just like the quarterback is the “field general” on the offense the same can often be said for the linebacker position for the defense. In this case Cornell Wheeler. Cornell is transferring in from Michigan.
"“Coming out of high school, Wheeler, listed at 6-0, 231 pounds, was the No. 471-ranked player and No. 22-ranked inside linebacker per the 247Sports Composite. He also was the No. 15-ranked player in the state of Michigan, as he chose the Wolverines over offers from Indiana, Iowa State, Kentucky, Michigan State, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and Syracuse, among others.”"
With Wheeler transferring to Kansas it will be his opportunity to put on display the tackling ability so many talked about before he attended Michigan.
"“While he won’t dazzle you with his speed, he makes up for with his football instincts, as he always seems to make the right play.”"
The KU defense has All Big 12 Honorable Mention (Returner) Safety Kenny Logan Jr. returning with 58 tackles and 2 interceptions, but there needs to be another leader plugged into this defense, and one at the linebacker position is important.
Like stated above often the linebacker is barking out direction, calling out formations, and being a “field general.” The Kansas football team needs a linebacker who not only puts it all on display on the field but off as well.
Cornell Wheeler is primed to have a breakthrough season, and demonstrating to the fan base why this was a great pick up in the transfer portal. Wheeler will have a significant role on this defense, and in all honesty has the ability to be very special for this defense.
Coming from a very good, and rich history football program in Michigan he has seen what it takes to be at a top notch football program. He can bring that experience and mentality to Kansas, and instill it into this defense. With this being a new coaching staff they will look to plug in leadership and I think Wheeler can provide that.