Michigan Wolverines offensive lineman Dan Samuelson will transfer out of the program and head to a new school in search of more playing time. Samuelson made the announcement in a post on his Facebook page, which read as follows:
With great sadness, I have decided that my time at the University of Michigan is done. The past couple years have been wonderful, and something that I will never forget. I am beyond blessed for them. As time has come and gone, I’ve thought about what is best for myself in regards to football and obtaining the goal of playing time. In reality, that wasn’t going to happen at Michigan. I will be transferring to another school after doing much research and talking with my parents.
This has been incredibly tough to make this decision. Many emotions have been running through my mind. I truly embrace the MANY relationships I formed over these past years and I will continue to do so. For the many families I have come to know and love; I would love to come and see you all. Please get ahold of me and we can set up a time. This by no means means goodbye. To my teammates; I love you all and you are my brothers. You are about to embark on a very awesome journey under this new coaching staff. Enjoy the success that will come with it! I will be watching. Thank you to everyone that has shown so much support and love to me during the whole process. I am loved.
While it is hard to leave this chapter in my life, I’m also very excited and know that this is what God has planned for me. It is a leap of faith, not knowing what is ahead of me, but I am walking in the faith that I trust in.
Thank you again to everyone that has supported me this far, I ask that you pray for whatever is ahead of me, and to let this be as easy as possible. Here we go!
A former three-star recruit from Indiana’s Plymouth High School, about 28 miles south of South Bend, Samuelson becomes the third of Michigan’s six offensive linemen of the Class of 2013 to leave the team, with Kyle Bosch having transferred to West Virginia and Chris Fox having to retire for medical reasons.
Just where Samuelson plays next remains to be seen, but it should be noted that he de-committed from Nebraska before signing a letter of intent for Michigan and also received offers from Illinois, Minnesota, Wake Forest, Wyoming, Pitt, Bowling Green and Western Michigan. Thus, as he gets ready to transfer, perhaps one of those programs will come-a-knocking again.
Of course, Campus Sports will update Samuelson’s story as more information becomes available.
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