A former Michigan defensive back has announced he’s transferring to another program to continue his football career,
Benjamin St-Juste made a statement via Twitter, saying that he plans to transfer to another program. He will also have three years of immediate eligibility, according to his announcement on social media.
“Officially transferring from the University of Michigan as a Graduate Student with 3 years of eligibility,” St-Juste wrote. “Thank you UMich!”
Officially transferring from the University of Michigan as a Graduate Student with 3 years of eligibility!
Thank you Umich✌🏽 pic.twitter.com/zXYCJusPfL
— Benjamin St-Juste (@Benj_Juice) May 7, 2019
Earlier this year, a Michigan spokesperson said that St-Juste medically retired from football, but he disputed that claim in an Instagram post. He was not listed on the spring roster for the Wolverines.
“To clarify on my situation, I NEVER RETIRED FROM PLAYING FOOTBALL,” St-Juste wrote. “I had no power in that decision so stay tuned to my next announcement this week.”
St-Juste was a member of Michigan’s 2017 recruiting class and was a four-star prospect. He played in 12 games as a true freshman. St-Juste was primarily a contributor on special teams and ended the year with three tackles. He did not see any game action in 2018.
As a graduate transfer, St-Juste will be immediately eligible to play in 2019. There was not a mention of a potential landing spot in his announcement on Twitter.