Collegiate School’s Wilton Speight departing from Michigan football

Michigan Wolverines quarterback Wilton Speight rolls out against the Maryland Terrapins. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

ANN ARBOR, MI. (WRIC) — Wilton Speight, former quarterback of the Collegiate Cougars, will play his 5th year of eligibility elsewhere from the Big House and the Michigan Wolverines football program.

Speight, the starting quarterback at the beginning of the previous two seasons in Ann Arbor, posted the decision on his Instagram page Sunday night.

“Enrolling in January of 2014 as a kid from Virginia I didn’t know what to expect,” says Speight, “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.”

In the post, Speight states he will spend the next four weeks figuring out his next move. This season, his senior year, he started four games before suffering a back injury against Purdue in September that sidelined him for the rest of the schedule.

He was voted All-Big Ten third team as a junior in 2016 and was a Davey O’Brien Quarterback award semifinalist throwing for 2,538 yards and 18 touchdowns with seven interceptions.

Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight (3) throws a pass in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Central Florida at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016. Michigan won 51-14. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)

Speight will be eligible to play immediately wherever he decides to go as a graduate transfer.