ACC bound: Ex-Michigan DL announces transfer destination
Not long after entering his name into the NCAA transfer portal, former Michigan defensive lineman Luiji Vilain has named his next destination.
Vilain announced on Twitter on Tuesday night that he’ll be continuing his football career at Wake Forest. He’s leaving the B1G for the ACC. He leaves Michigan after spending the last four years with the Wolverines program.
— Luiji Vilain ⁶𓅓 (@Luiji_V) January 27, 2021
In his career, Vilain appeared in 12 games at Michigan and is credited with 11 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble. All of that has come in the last two seasons with the Wolverines, as he did not see game action in his first two years with the program. In 2020, Vilain played in five of Michigan’s six games, collecting 4 stops.
The 6-foot-4, 253-pound defensive lineman will have two years of eligibility remaining at Wake Forest. He was able to retain redshirt status after not playing in 2017 and the NCAA’s blanket waiver for all fall student-athletes in 2020 adds a year of eligibility to his total.
Last season, the Demon Deacons finished with a 4-5 record. Wake Forest was 4-4 in the regular season and fell to Wisconsin in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl to end the year.