Former starting Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight announced that he would be transferring from the school, but that has yet to come to fruition. The likelihood that he would return as a starter became smaller and smaller as Jim Harbaugh went out and recruited top notch quarterback Dylan McCaffrey and then eventually landed Ole Miss transfer Shea Patterson.
The reasoning for Speight’s delay in his decision is reportedly due to the fact that he feels rushed into a decision. “He felt rushed to make a decision during the short amount of time between his graduation from Michigan last December and January enrollment, so he will enroll somewhere in June,” reports the Detroit News.
Here was his initial post on leaving Michigan:
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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!
The 6-foot-6 Speight was a three-star recruit in the class of 2014 and was the No. 15 recruit in Virginia as well as the No. 23 pro-style passer in the class according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. Speight finished his Michigan career with 3,192 passing yards, 22 passing touchdowns, 10 interceptions, one rushing touchdown and completed 58.8 percent of his passes.
His best year was 2016 when he threw for 2,538 yards to go with 18 touchdowns against seven interceptions in 12 games played. He also completed 61.6 percent of his passes that season.
[h/t The Spun]