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Michigan TE Ian Bunting Announces Transfer

Wilton Speight of the Michigan Wolverines warms up prior to the start of the game against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Michigan Stadium.

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 24: Wilton Speight #3 of the Michigan Wolverines warms up prior to the start of the game against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Michigan Stadium on September 24, 2016 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.(Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

He's headed elsewhere.

When Michigan takes the field next season, the team will look very different. The Wolverines already lost Wilton Speight (maybe?), and John O'Korn to transfer, but now another player is headed elsewhere.

Senior tight end Ian Bunting announced his plans to transfer from the university. Bunting already secured his release, and will become a grad transfer.

He's a former 4-star tight end recruit. Bunting was the No. 11 tight end in the 2014 recruiting class, according to 247Sports.

The longtime Michigan Man took to Instagram to announce his transfer. In the post he thanked his coaches, teammates and family.

"This has been a very difficult decision, but I have decided to forgo my 5th year at the University of Michigan in order to play football and earn a graduate degree elsewhere. I have obtained my release.

To my family, teammates, coaches, Michigan fans, and the University of Michigan, I will forever be thankful for the support you’ve given me over the years here in Ann Arbor.

This place will always be a special one for me and it has been the experience of a lifetime. Michigan has given me the opportunity to grow not only as an athlete and a student, but as a man. Thank you, Michigan."

Here's the full post.

Bunting appeared in nine games for the Wolverines over his four seasons with the team. During those nine games he racked up 11 receptions for 124 yards.