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Former Michigan defensive line signee Aaron Lewis transfers to Rutgers

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Lewis will be staying closer to home for his college career.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 28 Rutgers at Michigan Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Former Michigan Wolverines defensive lineman Aaron Lewis has chosen his next destination, as the New Jersey native announced on Monday afternoon that he will be transferring to in-state Rutgers to play for Greg Schiano. He cited a conversation with his family and the desire to be closer to home as the reason for his new school.

Lewis will have to sit out the 2020 season if a hardship waiver is not obtained, but would still have four years of eligibility remaining

Lewis signed with Michigan back in December of 2019 and enrolled early, but decided to move on before his first season with the team begins. He was a three-star recruit and the No. 463 player in the country.

A lot has changed in the last few months in the landscape of college football, and while it was a bit of a surprise to see him go, the pull to be closer to family is something that nobody can argue with. We wish him the best in his new situation.