Wilton Speight announces he'll transfer from Michigan

Posted: 5:45 PM, Nov 26, 2017
Updated: 2017-11-26 17:45:58-05
Wilton Speight announces he'll transfer from Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WXYZ) -- Wilton Speight announced Sunday on his Instagram account that he is leaving the University of Michigan.

Speight says he's leaving "a Michigan Man," and is "excited to pursue my dreams in a new jersey."

Speight also thanked coaches Jim Harbaugh and Brady Hoke, among others.



Thank you, Michigan. 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. The amazing memories with my teammates, playing under the best coaches in America, and enjoying everything that this wonderful university and town have to offer- what a ride. To the fans that stuck with us through thick and thin— thank you. To Coach Hoke for giving a kid with no offers a chance— thank you. To Coach Harbaugh for coming in and making me a better man and a better quarterback. For understanding this decision of mine and always having my back no matter what— thank you. 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!

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Speight was injured in the Wolverines' win over Purdue in September and did not play the rest of the season. In three seasons at Michigan, Speight threw for 3,192 yards, 22 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions.