Former Illinois QB Transfers To Michigan

Former Illinois QB Transfers To Michigan

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Former Illinois QB Transfers To Michigan


Illinois signal caller Jeff George is taking his talents to Ann Arbor as a graduate transfer.


Former Illinois QB Transfers To Michigan

If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.

Considering that Illinois has only played the Wolverines once in recent memory, back in 2016, that’s not exactly the case for the Illini as a whole. However, one player who got his first taste of starting experience at The Big House in that 41-8 loss, has chosen to flip to the maize and blue.

George, with two years of eligibility remaining, joins a relatively crowded QB room, with recent transfer, former five-star Shea Patterson adding himself to the fold this offseason, while Michigan returns Brandon Peters, Dylan McCaffrey, and added early-enrollee Joe Milton to the mix this winter.

The quarterback shared with The Wolverine’s Brandon Brown why he chose Michigan as his new landing spot:

“I saw it as the best opportunity for me and Coach Harbaugh is giving me the chance to compete, which is all I’m asking for. Also, Michigan is an unbelievable program with great history and I’m looking forward to contributing to that in any way possible.”

In George’s first collegiate action — against the Wolverines, no less — he didn’t fare so well. He threw 15 passes, but only completed four of them for 94 yards, one TD and one INT.

He steadily improved, but couldn’t hold onto the starting job with the Illini. In 2017, he completed 51.9% of his passes, throwing for 1,273 yards in seven games, with 7 touchdowns to 10 interceptions.

It is expected (but not confirmed) that George will forgo a scholarship and come to Michigan as a walk-on.

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