Rising redshirt junior quarterback Brandon Peters intends to transfer out of Michigan and has entered the transfer portal.
Hit the jump for more.
Peters committed to Michigan in April of 2015 (LINK) as a part of the 2016 class. As you can see, I gave him a TTB Rating of 86 at the time. He was a 247 Composite 4-star, the #6 pro-style quarterback, and #61 overall. He enrolled early in January of 2016 and redshirted as a freshman. He was forced into action in 2017 when Wilton Speight got injured and John O’Korn underperformed. Peters finished that year 57/108 (52.8%) for 672 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions. This past year he was 1/2 for 8 yards and 1 interception in very limited action.
I’ve always liked the physical skills that Peters brings to the table, but all indications are that there’s something going on behind the scenes that did not sit well with the coaching staff. Peters’s demeanor reminds me a great deal of a former quarterback at the high school where I coach, who went on to become a D-II starter for a successful program…but eventually got passed on the depth chart. Some of those same personality traits existed, and he ended up not finishing out his college playing career.
Peters, who is from Avon, IN, and was rumored to have been homesick, seems a likely candidate to transfer closer to home. Home-state schools include Notre Dame, Purdue, Indiana, and Ball State. He probably wouldn’t see the field at Notre Dame, and most talk has centered around Purdue as a potential landing spot. Projected starter Elijah Sindelar was not super effective last year, and since Peters would be eligible immediately as a graduate transfer (provided he finishes up all his required classes this spring), that might be a good fit. Indiana could afford to upgrade at QB and is used to taking transfers, and MAC programs like Ball State are always opening their arms to Big Ten transfers.
As expected, the 2019 depth chart at quarterback now looks like Shea Patterson (Sr.), Dylan McCaffrey (RS So.), Joe Milton (RS Fr.), and Cade McNamara (Fr.).
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