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Wilton Speight announces departure from Michigan program

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A day after Michigan’s loss to Ohio State, it appears they are losing one of their quarterbacks for the rest of his collegiate career. Wilton Speight announced on Instagram he is leaving the Michigan program.

Speight Statement:

“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!”

Maybe the writing was on the wall for Speight. With the emergence of Brandon Peters, and highly touted Dylan McCaffrey in the mix for starting quarterback next season, Speight may have felt he didn’t have a shot to be a starter again. What we do know is Speight is now gone, he wants a new jersey, his time in Michigan is over, ending with an injury against Purdue.