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Michigan QB, Son Of Former No. 1 Pick, Will Transfer

View of a Michigan Wolverines football helmet before their game against the Utah Utes.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - SEPTEMBER 3: View of a Michigan Wolverines football helmet before their game against the Utah Utes at Rice-Eccles Stadium on September 3, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)

Jeff George Jr. announced that he would be transferring to Michigan back in June. Just two months later, he's looking for another school.

George Jr. began his college career at Illinois, where he played from 2014-17. He played in 11 games over the past two years for the Fighting Illini.

Last season, he appeared in seven games. George Jr. completed 51.9-percent of his throws, for 1,273 yards, seven touchdowns, and 10 interceptions.

Playing time was definitely never guaranteed with his move to Ann Arbor. The team has named Ole Miss transfer Shea Patterson as its starter, a move that was widely assumed from the moment that Patterson was granted eligibility for this season.

Brandon Peters, Dylan McCaffrey, and Joe Milton, who Patterson beat out, were all top recruits at the position as well.

According to The Wolverine Lounge, which first reported the news, Jeff George Jr. is transferring from Michigan to the ACC.

He will be a Pittsburgh Panther, per the report.

Michigan QB Jeff George, Jr. has decided to transfer, University spokesperson Dave Ablauf confirmed to The Wolverine Lounge.

George, Jr. transferred from Illinois this summer as a graduate transfer with one year of eligibility remaining.

A source told TWL that George, Jr. intends on transferring to Pitt, where he has a better opportunity to crack the depth chart.

Kenny Pickett, who had some nice moments down the stretch last season for Pitt, is expected to start the season. The team also has former USC and Arkansas quarterback Ricky Town on the roster.

Jeff George Jr. is the son of long-time NFL quarterback Jeff George, the No. 1 pick in the 1990 NFL Draft. He led the NFL in passing in 1997, with 3,917 yards.

[The Wolverine Lounge]