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Michigan Football: Jeff George Jr. Intends To Transfer To U-M

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Graduate transfer quarterback Jeff George Jr. intends to transfer to Michigan and would be eligible immediately.
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Quarterback Jeff George Jr. announced back in January that he would be transferring from Illinois as a graduate making him immediately eligible to play in 2018. The 6-3, 205-pounder gave a long explanation as to why transferring is the best decision for him and even tweeted a picture of his release letter.

The veteran quarterback then announced his plans to attend the University of Michigan via Twitter. The tweet was subtle but clear.

Michigan already has a pretty stacked quarterback room with another transfer in Shea Patterson and returners Brandon Peters and Dylan McCaffery. Freshman Joe Milton is also on campus and has been since January as an early enrollee. None of that seemed to matter to George as he thumbed through options before landing on U-M.

"I'm going to Michigan as long as my grad school application gets accepted," George said. "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."

George, the son of former Illini great and NFL quarterback Jeff George, played in 11 games over the last two seasons with nine starts. He completed just 48 percent of his passes for 1,743 yards with 11 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. As a graduate transfer, he'll be eligible this fall and will just add more to an already stiff competition. George enrolled at Illinois in January 2015 and redshirted during the 2015 season.

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