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Former Michigan running back Zach Charbonnet announces transfer destination

The former Wolverine is heading closer to home.

Notre Dame v Michigan Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Former Michigan Wolverines running back Zach Charbonnet has a new after a short stay in the NCAA transfer portal this offseason. He took to social media on Saturday afternoon to announce his commitment to the UCLA Bruins.

Charbonnet, a California native, was a four-star prospect in the 2019 class and once projected to be a featured back in his time in Ann Arbor, but it never quite came to fruition after a 726-yard output as a freshman. Aside from a 70-yard touchdown in the season opener in 2020, he was mostly a non-factor in the Michigan backfield.

Hassan Haskins has emerged as the lead back for Michigan over the last two years and projects to be at the top of the depth chart in a room that will feature star freshman Donovan Edwards and promising sophomore Blake Corum.

Charbonnet joins Wilton Speight and Devin Asiasi as recent Wolverine transfers to take their talents to UCLA. Also departing the running back room is transfer Christian Turner and senior Chris Evans, who participated in this week’s Senior Bowl events in Mobile, Alabama.