Former Utah DB Casey Hughes announced on Twitter Sunday that he is grad transferring to Michigan.
It?s a blessing to say that I?ll be finishing my last collegiate season at the University of Michigan. I want to thank the entire Michigan coaching staff for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to join their program. COMMITTED! ?? #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/c5MAb683T3
— Hughdini (@CaseyLive24) January 21, 2018
He visited Colorado State last week as his only other visit. He announced two weeks prior of his intentions to transfer out of Utah.
How will Casey Hughes contribute at Michigan?
Hughes was a one-year starter with the Utes, recording 35 tackles and one PBU before battling injuries for a few games.
Utah’s SBNation site seems to think he would have faced stiff competition for his starting spot next year.
Height estimates range from 5-foot-11 to 6-foot-1. If he’s on the taller side of that estimate, the Wolverines will look at him for safety depth, as they’re pretty loaded at corner.
Hughes runs a 4.4 40, and was regarded as one of the fastest players on the Utes.
Despite starting at corner for Utah, Hughes’ role at Michigan is likely at safety, where he can immediately challenge rising junior Josh Metellus for a starting job.
Michigan is still pursuing other grad transfers, with former Rice OT Calvin Anderson as the main priority to improve a struggling offensive line.