Michigan's top 2015 recruit to transfer to SEC school
Brian Cole’s Michigan career never got off the ground.
The program’s top 2015 recruit was an early enrollee and he played in three games as a true freshman this year, which included a catch in the season opener against Utah. But that’ll be his only action in a Michigan uniform.
Kentucky’s rivals.com site reported on Sunday that Cole is transferring to join the Wildcats.
The 6-2, 200-pound receiver was the fifth-rated athlete in the 2015 class as a receiver/defensive back. He was the top-rated prospect in the state of Michigan and was the 74th-rated player overall in the 2015 class in the 247sports composite rankings.
RELATED: Report: Michigan RB to transfer
The Saginaw, Michigan native was rumored to be transferring a couple weeks ago. Jim Harbaugh didn’t confirm that report, and only said that Cole was still in school.
Cole played sparingly on special teams and was inactive for the majority of conference play. It remains to be seen if he’ll play on the offensive or defensive side of the ball at Kentucky, where he’ll have to sit out a year because of NCAA transfer rules.
He’s the second former top recruit to transfer from the program this offseason. Former five-star tailback Derrick Green (2013) will also leave Michigan.