Former Michigan Quarterback Brandon Peters Announces Graduate Transfer to Illinois

By Dan Hope on June 18, 2019 at 8:27 pm
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Former Michigan quarterback Brandon Peters has a new home, and he'll be staying within the Big Ten.

Peters announced Tuesday night on Instagram that he is headed to Illinois as a graduate transfer. He will have two remaining seasons of eligibility with the Illini.

Peters started four games for Michigan in 2017, completing 57 of 108 passing attempts (52.8 percent) for 672 yards and four touchdowns with two interceptions, but was relegated to third-string duty on the Wolverines' depth chart last season behind Shea Patterson and Dylan McCaffrey, who are both back for 2019.

At Illinois, who has no returning quarterbacks with any significant playing experience, Peters should be in line to start this season. The Illini nearly landed a graduate transfer from USC's Matt Fink in May, but remained in need of a graduate transfer quarterback after Fink ultimately made the decision earlier this month to stay with the Trojans.

There could be as many as seven transfer quarterbacks starting in the Big Ten this year, and Peters is likely to be one of them. 

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