Wilton Speight decided to continue his college football career with the UCLA Bruins this offseason. ESPN believes the former Michigan quarterback could be one of the most impactful graduate transfers — if he actually wins the starting job.
ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg named Speight as in a list of transfers who will “shake up” college football in the 2018 season.
“A starter at Michigan for most of the 2016 season, Speight is worth including here, but he might not fit the new direction at UCLA under Chip Kelly. His style differs from that of Devon Modster, who started the Bruins’ final two games last fall, and Dorian Thompson-Robinson.”
Speight is has an experience advantage over Modster and Thompson Robinson. But the pocket passer isn’t a good fit for Kelly’s offense which prefers a quarterback with some mobile ability. Speight is more of a stationary quarterback. He won’t be able to “shake up” college football if he doesn’t win the job.
Nevertheless, Speight joins an intriguing quarterback competition in Westwood. A battle that is clearly wide open.