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Michigan QB Shane Morris announces he will transfer for fifth year

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Shane Morris made two starts in three seasons with the Wolverines.

NCAA Football: Michigan Spring Game Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan quarterback Shane Morris will transfer for his fifth year and will be eligible immediately.

Tom VanHaaren of ESPN reported in December that Morris would seek a graduate transfer.

Morris made two starts and appeared in 15 games across three season with the Wolverines. In his Michigan career, he threw for 434 yards, no touchdowns, and five interceptions.

The 6-foot-3, 215-pound quarterback was the No. 72 ranked player in the 2013 class out of De La Salle High School (MI), according to 247Sports. He was the third-best pro-style quarterback and the No. 1 player in the state of Michigan.

According to Tony Paul of The Detroit News, Central Michigan is the front-runner to land Morris.

Central Michigan is in search of a new quarterback after Cooper Rush played his final game on December 19th. Rush helped lead the Chippewas to a 6-6 record during his final season and a trip to the Miami Beach Bowl against Tulsa, which ended in a loss.

The last player to transfer from Michigan to Central Michigan was Thomas Rawls in 2014. He ran the ball 210 times for 1,103 yards and 10 touchdowns with the Chippewas. Rawls was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2015.