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
After deep discussions with my family, I’ve decided it’s best for me to continue my academic and athletic career at Rutgers University where I will be closer to home. @RUCoachFran @CoachPanagos @GregSchiano pic.twitter.com/RMp1tVAC61— aaron.lewis84 (@aaron_lewis71) July 20, 2020
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.