Michigan TE Devin Asiasi wanted to go back to the West Coast. It looks like he’s found a home.
UCLA announced on Thursday that Asiasi has transferred from Ann Arbor to play for the Bruins. The news doesn’t come as too big of a surprise, as Asiasi is a native Californian and reports last month indicated he was looking to transfer.
Asiasi had 2 catches for 18 yards and a touchdown as a freshman for the Wolverines last season, though he did play in all 13 games for Michigan.
“Put my faith in HIM & never question his doings,” Asiasi wrote on Twitter. “Blessed & Humbled to have this opportunity.”
— A$IBO (@ASI2X) March 9, 2017
Michigan TE Devin Asiasi transfers to UCLA
— UCLA Football (@UCLAFootball) March 9, 2017
Asiasi is more known as a blocking tight end than a go-to target in the passing attack. A former 4-star recruit from the 2016 class, Asiasi played at Northern California high school power Concord De La Salle. He was rated by 247Sports Composite as California’s No. 12 recruit, the nation’s No. 3 tight end and the No. 75 overall player in 2016.
Per NCAA transfer rules, Asiasi will have to sit out the 2017 season, but can take the field in 2018 as a redshirt sophomore with three years of eligibility left.
The tight end isn’t the only former Wolverine now with UCLA. Former Michigan assistant Jedd Fisch became UCLA’s offensive coordinator earlier this offseason. Fisch had been with the Wolverines the past two seasons, coaching quarterbacks, wide receivers and being the passing game coordinator. For 2016, QB Wilton Speight threw for 2,538 yards, 18 touchdowns and 7 interceptions.