Michigan quarterback John O’Korn will return to the Wolverines for his last year of eligibility, according to Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free Press.
U-M quarterback John O'Korn said he will be returning to Michigan for his fifth year.— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) December 31, 2016
O’Korn completed 20-of-34 passes this season for 173 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions in a backup role for Michigan. He played in eight games and started once for U-M this season, playing behind Wilton Speight.
At this point, Mel Kiper Jr. of ESPN has Speight as the No. 8 quarterback for the 2017 draft. Mitch Trubisky (North Carolina), Patrick Mahomes (Texas Tech), Deshaun Watson (Clemson), DeShone Kizer (Notre Dame), Brad Kaaya (Miami), Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma), and Luke Falk (Washington State) are the quarterbacks ranked above Speight.
O’Korn will have his hands full to get under center more often, as Speight will be the leader of the offense in 2017. Michigan also has redshirt sophomore quarterback Brandon Peters and true freshman quarterback Dylan McCaffrey. Speight, O’Korn, Peters, and McCaffrey will duel it out for the starting job next season.