ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Michigan’s 2013 recruiting class was loaded with talent on the offensive line.
Now, there’s only three left.
Redshirt junior lineman Dan Samuelson took to Facebook on Saturday to announce he will transfer from U-M. He is the second offensive lineman to transfer this season after Kyle Bosch announced he was transferring before spring practices began.
“With great sadness, I have decided that my time at the University of Michigan is done,” Samuelson said. “The past couple years have been wonderful, and something that I will never forget. I am beyond blessed for them. As time has come and gone, I've thought about what is best for myself in regards to football and obtaining the goal of playing time. In reality, that wasn't going to happen at Michigan. I will be transferring to another school after doing much research and talking with my parents.”
Recruited late by former U-M coach Brady Hoke, Samuelson was facing a long road to the top of the depth this season.
“This has been incredibly tough to make this decision,” Samuelson added. “Many emotions have been running through my mind. I truly embrace the MANY relationships I formed over these past years and I will continue to do so. For the many families I have come to know and love; I would love to come and see you all. Please get ahold of me and we can set up a time. This by no means goodbye. To my teammates; I love you all and you are my brothers. You are about to embark on a very awesome journey under this new coaching staff. Enjoy the success that will come with it! I will be watching. Thank you to everyone that has shown so much support and love to me during the whole process. I am loved.
David Dawson, Logan Tuley Tillman and Patrick Kugler are the only two offensive lineman left from the 2013 recruiting class.