UCLA thought it had itself a graduate transfer quarterback for 2018 in ex-Washington passer K.J. Carta-Samuels, only to see him flip from the Bruins to Colorado State. It also was in the mix for former Arizona QB Brandon Dawkins, who opted to finish his career at Indiana.
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. That appears to be what UCLA did after former Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight made an announcement Thursday on Instagram.
Speight threw for 3,192 yards and 22 touchdowns in three seasons at Michigan, starting 16 games, including the first four games of 2017 before getting injured. As a graduate transfer, he would be eligible to play immediately for UCLA, which must replace three-year starter Josh Rosen.
Tracy Pierson of BruinReportOnline reported Speight was at UCLA’s spring practice on Thursday, when he spoke with coach Chip Kelly and quarterbacks coach Dana Bible. It is not known if he has been accepted into a graduate program at the school, she wrote.