Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight, who started for the Wolverines in 2017 before breaking his back and nearly dying at Purdue, announced his intention to leave the program:
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!
This leaves Brandon Peters and Dylan Mcaffrey to compete for the starting position next fall, with three-star pro-stye quarterback Kevin Doyle committed to the 2018 class.