George Jr. transfers to Michigan

George Jr. transfers to Michigan

Jeff George Jr. started his first-ever college football game at Michigan in 2016.

The former Illinois quarterback could start another game at Michigan Stadium, too, in the future. Just this time with the Wolverines.

George posted a photo of the Michigan logo on his Twitter account late Tuesday night, with the words, "Go Blue!!!", and confirmed to Rivals.com late Tuesday night that he plans on enrolling in graduate school at Michigan if his graduate school application gets accepted.

George, the son of former Illini standout and NFL quarterback Jeff George, started nine games for Illinois under coach Lovie Smith in the last two seasons. He announced his plans to transfer in January. George has two seasons of eligibility remaining and is eligible to play in the 2018 season.

The younger George threw for 1,743 yards in two seasons at Illinois, completing 132 of 275 passes to go along with 11 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.

Illinois doesn't play Michigan again until Oct. 12, 2019 when the Wolverines visit Champaign for their first game at Memorial Stadium since 2011.

The Wolverines already had a crowded quarterback room for the 2018 season before George's transfer with returnees Brandon Peters and Dylan McCaffery, along with Mississippi transfer Shea Patterson and incoming freshman Joe Milton, all in the mix to claim the starting spot under coach Jim Harbaugh.

"I saw it was the best opportunity for me, and Coach Harbaugh is giving me the chance to compete, which is all I'm asking for," George told Rivals.com. "Michigan is an unbelievable program with great history, and I'm looking forward to contributing to that in any way possible."

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