The Michigan football program will be losing some depth under center.
On Sunday, Wolverines quarterback Wilton Speight announced that he will be transferring from Ann Arbor. Speight, a fifth-year senior, will be eligible to play immediately in 2018.
Last season, Speight started in 12 games and once again entered this year as the starter. Unfortunately, on Sept. 23, Speight suffered a serious back injury– three fractured vertebrae — in a win over Purdue. He finished the season with just 581 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions.
The signal-caller announced his decision on social media.
“I don’t know where next will be, and I’ll use these next four weeks to figure that out,” Speight wrote. “I’m excited to keep pursuing my dreams in a new jersey, but will forever root for the boys wearing the winged helmet.
Speight’s full statement can be read below:
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Thank you, Michigan. These past 4 years have been nothing short of spectacular. Enrolling in January of 2014 as a kid from Virginia i didn’t know what to expect. Four years later i leave a Michigan Man. The amazing memories with my teammates, playing under the best coaches in America, and enjoying everything that this wonderful university and town have to offer- what a ride. To the fans that stuck with us through thick and thin— thank you. To Coach Hoke for giving a kid with no offers a chance— thank you. To Coach Harbaugh for coming in and making me a better man and a better quarterback. For understanding this decision of mine and always having my back no matter what— thank you. I don’t know where next will be, and I’ll use these next four weeks to figure that out. i’m excited to keep pursuing my dreams in a new jersey, but will forever root for the boys wearing the winged helmet. Go blue!