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Former Michigan TE Devin Asiasi transfers to UCLA

Devin Asiasi will join former Michigan pass-game coordinator Jedd Fisch at UCLA.

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Former Michigan tight end Devin Asiasi has transferred to UCLA.

“Thank you to the coaching staff at the University of Michigan for the awesome opportunity,” Asiasi said on Twitter. “I enjoyed every minute of my time there with the staff and players!”

Last month, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh confirmed that Asiasi was leaving the program in Ann Arbor.

“Yeah, he’s moving on. Transferring. He leaves in great status,” Harbaugh said at the time. “He was doing great in school. He was doing great in football. Really popular and well-liked by his teammates. We wish him well.”

Asiasi was a backup tight end, along with Ian Bunting and Tyrone Wheatley Jr., to starting tight end Jake Butt. He was expected to be in the mix for playing time for the 2017 season. Instead, Bunting and Wheatley Jr. will carry the bulk of the playing time. The Wolverines will also lean on Nick Eubanks and Sean McKeon.

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.

At UCLA, Asiasi will join former Michigan passing game coordinator Jedd Fisch, who is now the offensive coordinator for the Bruins.