Michigan beefs up offseason QB battle with addition of former Texas Tech starter via transfer
Despite adding a five-star quarterback in the 2021 recruiting class, Michigan is not just sitting back and standing pat at the position this offseason.
It has been a busy month at the position for Jim Harbaugh. It started with Joe Milton, the starter for the Wolverines entering the 2020 season, announcing his decision to enter the transfer portal and look to play elsewhere moving forward.
That departure left the offseason quarterback battle up to returner Cade McNamara who saw action in 2020 and five-star recruit J.J. McCarthy. But considering the issues Michigan has faced at quarterback under Harbaugh, it never hurts to add more talent to the position.
That is exactly what the Wolverines did Sunday, picking up a transfer commitment from Alan Bowman out of Texas Tech. Bowman shared his announcement on Twitter:
— Alan Bowman (@alanbowman_) February 28, 2021
Bowman started his career at Texas Tech and began the 2020 season as the starter for the Red Raiders before splitting time with Henry Colombi during the year.
In three years at Texas Tech, Bowman threw for 5,260 yards and 33 touchdowns. He also completed 67% of his passes in his career.
When Bowman initially announced his intention to transfer away from the Red Raiders, he indicated it would be as a graduate transfer with three years of eligibility remaining. That means Bowman should be immediately eligible, creating a three-man battle for the starting quarterback position this fall.
Who opens the 2021 season under center for the Wolverines? It will definitely be an intriguing battle to watch throughout the spring and summer.