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Michigan TE Devin Asiasi Planning to Transfer to California School

Devin Asiasi
Devin Asiasi (© Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports)

Once a prized recruit for Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh former Rivals100 tight end Devin Asiasi is now in the process of transferring from Ann Arbor with a school in California the preferred destination, a source with knowledge of the situation told Rivals.

The native of Concord, California selected the Wolverines over offers from local schools UCLA and USC on Signing Day, surprising many recruiting analysts. Now it appears as if the decision on NSD will amount to nothing after Asiasi finished with just two receptions for 18 yards and one touchdown his freshman year.

Michigan has not granted the release as of Monday but there is a possibility of Asiasi transferring and enrolling at a school closer to home as a non-student athlete and sit out one year per NCAA rules.

The source described the situation as still in motion but the ultimate goal for Asiasi is to transfer to a school closer to home. If Michigan does not grant the release Asiasi will still leave Ann Arbor and take the one year penalty.

Multiple sources have noted the ideal destination for Asiasi to be Southern Cal, pairing the former four-star tight end with Trojans' starting quarterback Sam Darnold. Until there is a decision from Michigan's end Asiasi will remain in limbo, and sources did not express a timetable for a potential release from UM.