Not surprisingly, a dismissed Power Five running back will attempt to ply his football wares elsewhere.
Michigan gave O’Maury Samuels the boot in mid-December after the true sophomore was arrested on a pair of charges, including one count of domestic violence. Earlier this month, that domestic count was dismissed after he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of malicious destruction of property under $200.
With the legal issue nearly behind him — his record will be expunged if he successfully fulfills the terms of probation that will be set later this month — Samuels is now in the NCAA transfer database as he announced on Twitter his decision “to transfer from the University of Michigan to explore other opportunities to continue my education and play college football.”
A four-star member of the Wolverines’ 2017 recruiting class, Samuels was rated as the No. 20 running back in the country and the No. 1 player at any position in the state of New Mexico. He was the highest-rated of the three backs in U-M’s class that year.
This season, Samuels ran for 66 yards on 13 carries. As a true freshman last year, he totaled 13 yards on eight carries.