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Jim Harbaugh Addresses Potential Wilton Speight Comeback

Wilton Speight of the Michigan Wolverines warms up before the game against the Florida Gators.

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 02: Wilton Speight #3 of the Michigan Wolverines warms up before the game against the Florida Gators at AT&T Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Are you wondering where Wilton Speight will transfer to? So are we.

The former Michigan quarterback is reportedly going to take until the summer to make the call. Speight announced at the end of the 2017 season that he'd be transferring out of the program.

The two-year starter thanked the Michigan fans for his time with the team in an Instagram post. “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.”

However, Speight might make a comeback to Michigan.

In his podcast, Jim Harbaugh talked about the possibility of a Speight comeback. Here's what he had to say, via CBS Sports.

"I don't rule it out completely. Wilton is going to be a graduate transfer...Wilton graduates in May, and he's weighing some of his options. He's first taking a look and seeing what else is out there to see who is need of a starting quarterback, but he hasn't closed the door on coming back."

Speight entered the 2017 season as the starter under center for Michigan until he fractured three vertebrae in a game at Purdue. He was replaced under center by Brandon Peters.

Speight's decision likely hinges on the availability of Ole Miss transfer Shea Patterson. If Patterson is eligible for the 2018 season, Speight could decide to transfer elsehwere.

However, is Patterson is not cleared for competition in 2018, Speight could choose to return and lead the Wolverines once again.

Could a return to the Wolverines be in store for the former starter?

Speight threw for 2,538 yards, 18 touchdowns and 7 interceptions in his full season as the starter in 2016. He had thrown for 581 yards and 3 touchdowns before getting injured in 2017.