A former Michigan quarterback landed the starting quarterback job at his new program – just three months after transferring there.
Wolverines quarterback Brandon Peters entered the transfer portal earlier this spring after failing to crack the starting rotation.
After a meeting with head coach Jim Harbaugh in May, Peters decided to take his talents away from the Wolverines – but not too far.
Peters revealed his intentions to play for Illinois this season.
After three months at his new program, Peters was named the Fighting Illini’s starting quarterback.
Head coach Lovie Smith announced the news.
“We loved Brandon when we got a chance to know him during the recruiting process,” Smith said. “Now that we’ve seen him on the field, he has been everything we though he would be. He has really thrown the ball well and is a better runner than he’s given credit for. Most importantly, he has moved into a leadership role for us. We’re pumped up about Brandon leading us heading into the season.”
Peters finished his Michigan career with 680 passing yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions. He found himself in the starting role during the 2017 season, but Shea Patterson’s decision to transfer to Michigan was the beginning of the end for Peters.
The former four-star quarterback recruit has two years of eligibility left.