National Signing Day was mostly uneventful for Jim Harbaugh and Michigan.
The Wolverines added three new players to the 2018 recruiting class after signing the bulk of their class during the new early signing period in December. They also lost the headliner of their class, Otis Reese, to Georgia after the four-star linebacker had been committed for nearly two years.
Jim Harbaugh is set to sign his fourth recruiting class as head coach of the Michigan football team.
National Signing Day is Wednesday, and the Wolverines currently have the nation’s 17th-best recruiting class, according to 247Sports. That’s currently off the pace Harbaugh set the previous two years as Michigan signed the No. 5 and No. 8 classes in 2017 and 2016, respectively.
Ian Bunting announced Tuesday night that he is pursuing a grad transfer.
The fifth-year senior tight end was once seen as the heir apparent to Jake Butt. Now, he’ll finish his college career elsewhere.
“This has been a very difficult decision, but I have decided to forgo my 5th year at the University of Michigan in order to play football and earn a graduate degree elsewhere,” Bunting wrote on Instagram. “I have obtained my release. … This place will always be a special one for me and it has been the opportunity of a lifetime.”