Former Illinois Quarterback Jeff George Jr. Will Transfer to Michigan, Pending Graduate School Acceptance

By 11W Staff on June 13, 2018 at 12:17 pm
Jeff George Jr.

Michigan already rosters four scholarship quarterbacks: Mississippi transfer junior quarterback Shea Patterson, redshirt sophomore Brandon Peters, redshirt freshman Dylan McCaffrey, and true freshman Joe Milton.

It could soon add former Illinois quarterback Jeff George Jr., the son of former NFL quarterback of the same name. George Jr. announced in January he would leave Illinois as a graduate transfer.

The 6-3, 205-pounder hinted at his next destination Wednesday morning:

He confirmed his intentions to Brandon Brown of The Wolverine:

"I'm going to Michigan as long as my grad school application gets accepted," George said. 

George later called Jim Harbaugh's offer to compete "the best opportunity" for him. 

George was a two-star pro-style QB recruit in 2014 out Warren Central in Indianapolis. He played in five games for Illinois as a redshirt freshman in 2016. He appeared in seven games with four starts in 2017, completing 94 of 181 passes for 1,273 yards and seven touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He completed 48% of his passes in two years.

As a graduate transfer, he will be eligible to play this fall.

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