The former Wolverines' quarterback has updated his transfer decision.
It's going to be a while before we learn of Wilton Speight's graduate transfer decision. The former Michigan quarterback is going to take until the summer to make the call.
Speight, a two-year starter for the Wolverines, announced at the end of the 2017 season that he'd be transferring out of the program. He made his announcement on social media.
“Thank you, Michigan,” Speight wrote in an Instagram post that he also posted on Twitter. “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.”
Speight, a three-star recruit coming out of high school, was the starter behind center for Michigan until he fractured three vertebrae in a game at Purdue. He was replaced under center by Brandon Peters.
The Wolverines' quarterback depth has increased a lot with the addition of Ole Miss five-star transfer Shea Patterson and top recruit Dylan McCaffrey. Those two, along with Peters, are likely to compete for the starting job in 2018.
The reasoning for Speight's delay in his decision is reportedly due to the fact that he feels rushed. "He felt rushed to make a decision during the short amount of time between his graduation from Michigan last December and January enrollment, so he will enroll somewhere in June," reports the Detroit News.
It's unclear where Speight will end up. USC has been mentioned by some, though it's unclear if the Trojans have interest.
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.