The Michigan quarterback room appears to have gotten a little more crowded. The Wolverines have added a grad transfer at the position.
Interestingly, the new addition comes from a fellow Big Ten team. Illinois quarterback Jeff George Jr. is heading to Michigan.
George Jr., the son of former NFL QB Jeff George, announced his intentions to transfer to UM last night.
He has two seasons of eligibility remaining.
Go Blue!!! 〽️🔵 pic.twitter.com/ESPnjYk2M4
— Jeff George Jr (@jgeorgeqb) June 13, 2018
At first glance, this seems like a curious move. George Jr. was a two-star recruit out of high schoo in 2014 l and Michigan is already well-stocked at the quarterback position.
The Wolverines have Shea Patterson, Brandon Peters, Dylan McCaffrey and Joe Milton, so George Jr. looks like a distant fifth on the depth chart. However, if he’s enrolling as a walk-on, which seems likely, the move makes more sense.
George Jr. enrolled at Illinois as a grayshirt in 2015 and redshirted the 2015 season. He threw for 1,743 yards, 11 touchdowns and 15 interceptions in two seasons at Illinois.
Against Michigan in 2016, George Jr. completed 4-of-15 passes for 95 yards, one touchdown and one interception.