Wilton Speight is returning to his old stomping grounds in an effort to impress NFL scouts.
Jim Harbaugh announced on his “Attack Each Day” podcast that Speight will be back at Michigan on Friday for the team’s pro day. Speight was the starting quarterback for the Wolverines in 2016 and (briefly) 2017 before deciding to graduate transfer to UCLA.
Speight’s run as the starter in 2017 was cut short due to an injury he sustained early in the season.
“That’ll be all Michigan players. Wilton Speight is also going to throw at the pro day since we don’t have a draft-eligible quarterback this year,” Harbaugh said.
At the end of the 2018, Shea Patterson announced that he would return to Michigan for his final season. He said that the loss to Ohio State left a bad taste in his mouth and he couldn’t leave Ann Arbor on that note.
Speight played in 23 career games for Michigan, throwing for 3,192 yards and 22 touchdowns. His best season came in 2016, a year the Wolverines finished 10-3. He had 2,538 yards and 18 touchdowns while completing passes at a 61.6 percent mark.
The following season, Speight played in just four games, suffering a back injury in the first half of the B1G opener against Purdue. He missed the final nine games of that year.
Last year, in his only year at UCLA, Speight threw for 1,527 yards, six touchdowns and six interceptions in seven games. The Bruins went 3-9 on the season.