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Former Michigan QB Brandon Peters transferring to Illinois

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So long, Brandon.

Outback Bowl - Michigan v South Carolina Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images

Former Michigan quarterback Brandon Peters officially announced on Instagram Tuesday evening his intentions to transfer to the University of Illinois to continue his collegiate football career.

“I want to thank the University of Michigan for the opportunity to represent the winged helmet. The memories and friendships that I made along this journey will last a lifetime. I am excited to announce that I will be going to grad school and playing my last 2 years at the University of Illinois,” Peters wrote.

The 6-foot-5 quarterback out of Avon, Indiana was able to graduate from U-M early and transfer to Illinois for graduate school, giving him two years of eligibility left.

He played in 10 total games throughout his 3-year career at Michigan, passing for 680 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions. He looked promising relieving John O’Korn back in a 2017 home game against Rutgers, but took a nasty concussion in the Wisconsin game that season and never took control of the starting opportunity after that.

Peters will more than likely look to start right away, as his only competition is junior Cam Miller, and redshirt freshmen Coran Taylor and Matt Robinson. Those three guys have a combined zero starts in their college careers, so Peters may be their go-to guy this year.

Michigan will play Peters and Illinois in Champaign this season on Oct. 12.