Wilton Speight announces he’s leaving Michigan

By Jesse Reed

Wilton Speight’s junior season with the Michigan Wolverines hasn’t gone swimmingly, and he took to Instagram Sunday to announce he’s leaving the program.

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“Thank you, Michigan,” Speight wrote. “These past 4 years have been nothing short of spectacular. Enrolling in January of 2014 as a kid from Virginia i didn’t know what toexpect. Four years later i leave a Michigan Man. The amazing memories with my teammates, playing under the best coaches in America, and enjoying everything that this wonderful university and town have to offer- what a ride.

“To the fans that stuck with us through thick and thin— thank you.

“To Coach Hoke for giving a kid with no offers a chance— thank you.

“To Coach Harbaugh for coming in and making me a better man and a better quarterback.

“For understanding this decision of mine and always having my back no matter what— thank you.

“I don’t know where next will be, and I’ll use these next four weeks to figure that out. i’m excited to keep pursuing my dreams in a new jersey, but will forever root for the boys wearing the winged helmet. Go blue!”

Speight hasn’t played in a game for Michigan since being injured back in Week 4.

This season, he’s completed 54.3 percent of his passes for 581 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. In his career with the Wolverines, which spanned 21 games, Speight passed for 3,192 yards with 21 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.