The redshirt senior-to-be announced via Instagram his plan to transfer.
"My past four years here at the University of Michigan have been great," Countess wrote. "Nothing but love and appreciation for Ann Arbor, the faculty, the coaches, the support staff and the great fans but after many sleepless nights and much prayer I have decided to play my final year of eligibility elsewhere. I truly thank those that have been there for me and hope you would continue to do so."
Countess finishes his career with 114 tackles and six interceptions. After missing the 2012 season with a torn ACL he returned in 2013 and turned in his best season. His six interceptions that year tied him for first in the Big Ten and tied for seventh in the FBS. He also recorded 46 tackles, two tackles for loss, and one interception returned for a touchdown. That performance earned him All Big 10 1st team honors from the media and 2nd team from the coaches.
Because Countess has graduated he will be immediately eligible to play for the program he transfers to.