A source of significant attrition over the past couple of years, Michigan is once again facing the loss of depth in their secondary.
By way of the Detroit News, defensive back Cullen Christian confirmed to SuperPreps.com that he has decided to transfer from the Wolverines football program. Despite the fact that he made it through Brady Hoke‘s first spring practice as a head coach, Christian told the website that the coaching change earlier this year was the impetus for his decision.
“Coach (Brady) Hoke is a great guy and I have no issues with him at all,” Christian said. “I had meetings with my other coaches and I just didn’t like the direction that they had me going in. I think it is best that I move on and finish my career elsewhere.”
Where that elsewhere will be remains to be seen, but the sophomore opted for signing with the Wolverines over offers from over Pittsburgh, Ohio State, West Virginia and UCLA.
Christian’s father told the website that they were in the midst of getting their transfer paperwork in order, and his son will return to their Pittsburgh following final exams in order to determine the next step in his collegiate future.
As a member of Michigan’s 2010 recruiting class, Christian was a four-star player and rated as the No. 8 cornerback in the country according to Rivals.com. Christian played in 11 games last season as a true freshman.