Report: Aubrey Solomon to transfer from the program
Sophomore defensive tackle Aubrey Solomon is transferring from the Michigan football program after two seasons, per a report from Watch Stadium’s Brett McMurphy.
In two seasons at Michigan, Solomon played in 10 games, totaling 19 tackles and two tackles-for-loss. He was limited to just two games in 2018, after injuring his knee in early September. He underwent surgery and returned for the Wisconsin game on Oct. 13.
Still, Solomon never quite looked himself this season. He played in just three games after that return against Wisconsin, notching just six tackles and struggling to break through in a defensive line rotation that included Bryan Mone, Lawrence Marshall, Michael Dwumfour and Carlo Kemp.
A former five-star recruit from Georgia, Solomon decided to play for the Wolverines after a long, turbulent recruiting process. Solomon played in eight games his freshman season, offering glimpses of talent, starting three games and making 18 tackles. With the departures of seniors Marshall and Mone, Solomon logically slotted into the defensive line rotation for the immediate future.
Without him, Kemp becomes the favorite to start alongside Michael Dwumfour at defensive line next season.
Solomon has removed all Michigan-related content from his Twitter account. A spokesperson for the program offered the following statement:
Statement from program spokesperson: “Aubrey (Solomon) has permission to speak with other schools which gives him the opportunity to transfer or stay at Michigan.”
— Max Marcovitch (@Max_Marcovitch) December 17, 2018