Report: Michigan reaches out to Oregon quarterback transfer (Update: Not Really)

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According to Scout.com's National Recruiting Analyst Greg Biggins, Michigan has 'reached out' to Oregon quarterback transfer Jake Rodrigues.

IMPORTANT EDIT: According to 247Sports' Steve Lorenz, Michigan actually has not reached out to Jake Rodrigues.

Even with a recent quarterback commitment in the 2015 class, it appears that Michigan is still looking to bolster its quarterback depth in the near future.

According to a report from Scout.com's National Recruiting Analyst Greg Biggins, Michigan has apparently reached out to Oregon quarterback transfer and redshirt sophomore Jake Rodrigues. Oregon and Rodrigues announced in May that he planned to leave the football program to seek an opportunity elsewhere.

According to CSNNW.com, Rodrigues has been cleared to transfer to any program he likes. However, NCAA bylaws state that he must sit out a year before he is allowed to participate in game action. Once he is eligible, he should have at least two more eligibility years remaining.

Rodrigues was stuck in a depth chart shuffle that was dominated by long-time starting quarterback Marcus Mariota. This spring saw Rodrigues battling for the back-up quarterback position with Jeff Lockie. In 2013, he completed three passes for 67 yards with a touchdown and an interception in clean-up duties with the Ducks.

He was a 4-star recruit coming out of Whitney High School (Rocklin, CA) in the 2012 recruiting class. In fact, Michigan had offered him a scholarship in the cycle, which was Michigan coach Brady Hoke's first full recruiting class.

The interest coming from Michigan comes at an peculiar time with sophomore Shane Morris, freshman Wilton Speight and junior Russell Bellomy waiting for their chance to compete for the starting job when the competition opens up fully next season once senior Devin Gardner departs.

If Rodrigues were to come to Michigan, and once he sits out his designated year, he could very well be thrown into the quarterback race with the three aforementioned quarterbacks -- and eventually a 2015 recruit with the possibility of a 2016 recruit as well added into the mix. However, the situation at Michigan could become much like the situation he had at Oregon.

Other teams that were named in the report as possible destinations for Rodrigues were Texas, Miami (FL), San Diego State, and Utah State.

Joshua Henschke covers University of Michigan football for SB Nation's Maize N Brew. You can follow him on Twitter @JoshuaHenschke.
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