Wilton Speight won't be back at Michigan.
Michigan will field a new quarterback during the 2018 season. Although Brandon Peters saw some playing time in 2017, former starter Wilton Speight will not be back for the Wolverines.
After starting for Jim Harbaugh for two seasons, Speight announced he would play his fifth year somewhere else. He has one year of eligibility left after redshirting during his freshman season.
The 2017 campaign didn't go as planned for Speight, who suffered a nasty injury and was out of the better part of the season. He'll leave Ann Arbor having thrown for 3,192 yards, 22 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
Speight announced his transfer on Instagram with this message: "I don’t know where next will be, and I’ll use these next four weeks to figure that out. I’m excited to keep pursuing my dreams in a new jersey, but will forever root for the boys wearing the winged helmet. Go blue!" he wrote.
With Michigan behind him, many are wondering where Speight will head next. As a grad transfer, Speight will be immediately eligible to play.
ESPN's Adam Rittenberg wrote a column looking at every major school's quarterback competition. In the column he noted a possible destination for Speight.
He suggested Speight could transfer to USC. The Trojans are without star quarterback Sam Darnold.
USC also seems like a good destination for a graduate transfer quarterback (Michigan's Wilton Speight?) who would add to the mix.
Would he make a good Trojan? USC could use Speight as a solid bridge quarterback between Darnold and star recruit J.T. Daniels.
Should Speight transfer to USC?