It’s not a certainty that Wilton Speight’s career at Michigan is over. Jim Harbaugh confirmed this week that Speight, who previously announced plans to be a graduate transfer in the 2018 season, could return to Michigan in the fall.
“I don’t rule [Speight’s return to Michigan] out completely,” Harbaugh said on his podcast, Attack Each Day: The Harbaughs’ Podcast. “Wilton is going to be a graduate transfer. Wilton graduates in May, and he’s weighing some of his options. I think he’s first taking a look and seeing what else is out there, who’s in need of a starting quarterback. But he hasn’t closed the door on coming back.”
Speight was Michigan’s starter in 2016 and had the job for the first four games of the 2017 season before suffering a season-ending injury against Purdue. The Detroit Free Press reported earlier this offseason that Speight would be open to returning to the Wolverines in the fall in the right situation. Speight is still at Michigan to complete his degree and does not intend to pick a new school until after the school year.
Speight has 3,192 passing yards, 22 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in his career.
Michigan’s quarterback situation remains a question mark with the program waiting to hear about Shea Patterson’s eligibility. Patterson, Brandon Peters and Dylan McCaffrey are battling for first-team reps during spring practice.