Former Illinois quarterback, grad-transfer Jeff George Jr. announced in January he would be leaving the Fighting Illini to find a school that will best utilize the abilities he has to offer.
During two years of action at Illinois, George Jr. threw for 1,743 yards, 11 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions. George’s first game action came against Michigan in 2016, where he threw for 95 yards on 4-15 passing with 1 touchdown and 1 interception.
Late Tuesday night George Jr. sent out a tweet that would lead to the assumption he will be wearing a Michigan uniform in 2018.
While this isn’t concrete, George Jr. doesn’t tweet often and he also posted the same exact picture with the same caption on Instagram, where friends of his congratulated him.
As a graduate transfer, George Jr. would be able to play immediately.
If George Jr. is headed to Michigan, the Wolverines would add even more depth to what is becoming a promising quarterback room with the likes of Shea Patterson, Dylan McCaffrey, Joe Milton, and Brandon Peters all in the mix.
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and George Jr’s father, Jeff George, competed against one another in the NFL in the 90’s a handful of times. George Sr. was known to have a cannon for an arm and was the first overall pick of the 1990 NFL Draft (Indianapolis Colts).
To be clear, George Jr. was never a high ranked recruit, he arrived at Illinois as a two star prospect, and according to 247 Sports, the Illini were the only program to extend an offer George’s way.
In all reality, this is a depth move with the chance of turning into something more. Jim Harbaugh probably welcomed the chance at improving the game of the son of a former No. 1 NFL draft pick.
We will have more updates for you once this news becomes official