QB Wilton Speight transferring to UCLA
Former Michigan Wolverines quarterback Wilton Speight has found a new home on the West Coast.
Last November, Speight announced his intentions to leave Michigan as a graduate transfer. On Thursday, Speight used his Instagram account to announce he will be playing for the UCLA Bruins this fall.
Speight fills a void for the Bruins, who saw Josh Rosen declare for this year’s NFL Draft. For a short time it appeared K.J. Carta-Samuels would be headed to Los Angeles as a graduate transfer from Washington. That, however, did not materialize as Carta-Samuels chose Colorado State instead. Now Speight will be in the mix with Devon Modster and Dorian Thompson-Robinson for the starting job.
Speight’s best season as a Wolverine came in 2016 when he played in 12 games and threw for 2,538 yards as a junior. He completed 62 percent of his passes and had 18 touchdowns to go along with seven interceptions that season.