Wilton Speight is going to transfer from Michigan


Wilton Speight

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In the wake of Michigan‘s loss to Ohio State Saturday, quarterback Wilton Speight announced on Instagram that he’ll seek a transfer for his fifth and final year of eligibility.

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!

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A relative non-factor in 2017 for Michigan due to a week four injury at Purdue, Speight’s absence from the starting lineup seemed to have played a role in Michigan’s inability to jumpstart it’s offense. After a respectable 2016, Speight floundered to spark the offense behind a weak offensive line before a back injury finally sidelined him early in Big Ten play.

Things didn’t get much better under John O’Korn who eventually lost his job to Brandon Peters before a concussion took out the sophomore QB paving the way for O’Korn to reclaim his starting gig at the end of the regular season.

However O’Korn never was able to recapture that early promised he displayed against Purdue and struggled to hit is open targets Saturday in the loss to Ohio State.

And now with Speight out of the picture heading into 2018, the starting job seems to be Peters’ to lose.

O’Korn is out of eligibility while Alex Mazone will be a senior in 2018. Beyond that highly touted four-star Dylan McCaffrey may also play into the competition while the hard throwing Joe Milton out of Florida will likely not step foot on the field in his first season at Ann Arbor.

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