Wilton Speight transferring from MI

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MI senior quarterback Wilton Speight, a former Collegiate standout, announced on social media Sunday that he will transfer to play his final year of college football as a graduate transfer. Enrolling in January of 2014 as a kid from Virginia [I] didn't know what to expect. Speight's injuries reportedly included three fractured vertebrae, and he didn't suit up the rest of the season.

Speight finally returned to practice two weeks ago ahead of Michigan's game against Wisconsin and again did this past week in preparation for Ohio State, but could never get cleared to play.

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Wilton Speight transferring from MI

The Wolverines' passing game suffered after his injury as fifth-year senior John O'Korn took over.

Harbaugh coached the San Francisco 49ers for four seasons, leading them to three straight NFC Championship Games and a berth in Super Bowl XLVII.

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Speight committed to MI in 2013 to the staff of Brady Hoke.

He thanked Brady Hoke, the coach who recruited him to MI, "for giving a kid with no offers a chance".

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Speight went 13-3 for the Wolverines as the starting quarterback over the last two seasons. He thanked Harbaugh for making him a better quarterback - "and always having my back no matter what".

Speight says he's leaving "a Michigan Man", and is "excited to pursue my dreams in a new jersey".

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Speight guided MI to a 10-3 record in 2016 - he missed one start against in - completing 61.6 percent of his passes for 2,538 yards, 18 touchdowns, and seven interceptions.

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