Michigan tight end Devin Asiasi is pursuing a transfer, according to Isaiah Hole of 247Sports.
Sources tell @247Wolverine that #Michigan TE Devin Asiasi in early stages of seeking a transfer. https://t.co/rRycmyCbUA pic.twitter.com/Br1xTt0oid— Isaiah Hole (@isaiahhole) February 4, 2017
The report said, “Asiasi is in the early process of seeking a transfer to attend school on the back on his native West Coast.”
The reasoning behind Asiasi’s decision to prefer a transfer is unknown, except for the fact that he wants to go to the West Coast.
In four games last season, the 6-foot-3, 285-pound tight end caught two passes for 18 yards and a touchdown.
From De La Salle High School (CA), Asiasi committed to Michigan’s 2016 class on National Signing Day. Asiasi and his teammate, Boss Tagaloa, were expected to be a package deal, so it was surprising when Tagaloa picked UCLA and Asiasi picked the Maize and Blue.
If Asiasi does leave the program, Michigan will turn to Ian Bunting and Tyrone Wheatley Jr. The Wolverines will also lean on Sean McKeon and Nick Eubanks.
Michigan also has lost top tight end Jake Butt to graduation. Butt is projected as the sixth-best tight end in the 2017 NFL Draft.
USC seems like the leading candidate for Asiasi.