Michigan suffered a high volume of transfers last offseason and now it’s already got one before the Peach Bowl. Sophomore defensive tackle Aubrey Solomon, a former five-star recruit, transferred from the Michigan football program Saturday morning, a source confirmed to The Wolverine Lounge. Stadium’s Brett McMurphy first reported the news.
The 6-foot-3, 297-pound Georgia native suffered a lingering injury that sidelined him for the better part of the 2018 season. In five games, he tallied six tackles, finishing his career with 24 total and two for loss.
A presumed starter at the season’s inception, Solomon’s high-ceiling, and pure talent will make him a highly sought after junior transfer. An immediate contender is Georgia, a school that recruited him throughout high school and sits in his home state.
U-M suffered six transfers from August to now, a trend that’s impacting all of college football, not just Michigan. Regardless, three could prove impactful in Solomon, former four-star linebacker Drew Singleton (transferred to Rutgers) and former four-star defensive end turned offensive tackle, James Hudson (transferred to Cincinnati).
Michigan has four scholarship defensive tackles returning in 2019 and two freshmen in four-stars Chris Hinton & Mazi Smith. It could be a position Jim Harbaugh seeks out a transfer to fill the room or adds another to U-M’s No. 8 overall recruiting class.