Michigan senior receiver Dennis Norfleet could be fully re-instated to the football team in time for training camp this August after running into some academic issues at the end of the spring semester.
Norfleet's high school coach, Terel Patrick, said Norfleet is on track to be back with the team as long as he "takes care of his business this summer." Patrick didn't want to go into details about what type of business Norfleet needed to complete. A Michigan spokesman said there's been no change since head coach Jim Harbaugh declared the situation an "internal matter" a month ago.
In May, Norfleet was suspended from team activities because he didn't have a good semester academically, according to his high school coaches. Norfleet issued an apology on his Instagram account shortly after that news broke saying he had "no more tears to give."
I've been crying so much I have no more tears to give I just want to give an apology to all the Michigan fans and the Michigan alumni last but not least my team. We been through it all we all have the same goals that we want to reach but I've been talking to God everything is going to be alright for those who don't know what's going on... Trust me I will be okay things happen for reason #MajQr
Michigan has used Norfleet at both cornerback and wide receiver during the first three years of his career. The former star running back at Detroit's Martin Luther King Jr. High School has made most of his impact for the Wolverines on special teams. His 938 kick return yards in 2013 rank second all-time in Michigan history. He also racked up 827 kick return yards as a true freshman, the third-best season in the Michigan record book.
Norfleet played extensively at cornerback during the team's spring game in April. Afterwards, Harbaugh said he was looking forward to the 5-foot-7 speedster contributing in all three phases of the games in 2015.
"From the first day he was pretty darn good [on defense]. I think you're going to look at the possibility of Dennis being a three-way player for us," Harbaugh said. "I'm excited about that."
Norfleet started four games and caught 15 passes for 111 yards last year as a junior.