The Michigan football program saw its depth under center take a serious hit. According to a report from college football insider Cole Cubelic, backup quarterback Brandon Peters has entered the NCAA transfer protocol. Peters made the decision after a meeting with Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh last week.
While it is disappointing news for the Wolverines depth chart, Peters will have the opportunity to continue his career with a fresh start.
The Spun notes that Peters has just nine hours left before he earns his degree from the University of Michigan. Peters recently traveled with the Michigan football program on a trip to South Africa.
Michigan QB Brandon Peters has entered the NCAA transfer portal.
— Cole Cubelic (@colecubelic) May 4, 2019
The decision for Peters is sudden, but not all too surprising. Peters appeared poised to take over the starting quarterback job in Ann Arbor before Shea Patterson transferred from Ole Miss. Patterson announced his decision to return to school for another season, which ultimately was the determining factor in Peters’ decision to move on.
Peters will be eligible to play for his new team immediately as a graduate transfer.
Throughout his time at Michigan, Peters threw for 680 yards with four touchdowns and three interceptions. He will have two years of eligibility remaining thanks to his decision to enroll in school early as a former four-star recruit.