Former Michigan quarterback Joe Milton has refuted a report he’s headed to Tennessee, so where is he going?
Earlier this week, Pete Thamel of Yahoo! reported former Michigan quarterback Joe Milton is transferring to Tennessee to compete to start for new head coach Josh Heupel.
Not so fast. Chris Hays of the Orlando Sentinel asked Milton if the Tennessee rumors were true.
“Nah,” he said. “I haven’t decided yet. … probably Saturday night.”
Milton opened the 2020 season as Michigan’s starting quarterback, with a solid debut against Minnesota (15-for-22, 225 yards, one touchdown; eight carries for 52 yards and a touchdown). But three losses after that, and a poor start against Rutgers in the fifth game of the season, led to Cade McNamara stepping in.
In six games last season, Milton completed 56.7 percent of his passes for four touchdowns and four interceptions along with 109 rushing yards. He entered the transfer portal in February, as Texas Tech transfer Alan Bowman and top freshman J.J. McCarthy have been added to the Wolverines’ quarterback room.
So where is Joe Milton transferring to?
According to Hays, Milton will choose between Tennessee and Washington State. He added he hasn’t had time to give it much thought as he approaches graduation.
“I haven’t done any interviews or anything like that,” said Milton, who is enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in American Culture. “I just want to finish school and so that’s been my focus, graduating.”
So while he still may end up transferring to Tennessee, he wants to announce it on his own terms.
Milton was never redshirted by Michigan, despite playing little during the 2018 and 2019 seasons (11 total pass attempts). But according to Hays, Milton will have three years of eligibility left wherever he lands after graduating.
Milton was a four-star recruit in the 2018 class and ranked as a top-10 pro-style quarterback in the country by 247 Sports as he headed to Michigan. But the chance to reach his full potential will come elsewhere, be it Tennessee, Washington State or a very surprising entry into the mix.
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