Michigan wide receiver D.J. Williamson has decided to leave the program and transfer. His departure from Michigan has been rumored for the last month, but only now did the Michigan athletic department confirm that Williamson has asked for and received a release to transfer.
Williamson was set to be a redshirt freshman next season. He came to Michigan a year ago and did not play. He went to Warren Harding High School in Ohio and was known for being very fast. In that regard he was raw as a football player, which is likely why he spent his freshman year redshirting.
Williamson is the third player to leave since Brady Hoke became the head coach. The other two players, Cullen Christian and Ray Vinopal, are both defensive backs that decided to transfer to the University of Pittsburgh. Some of Michigan's former coaches are now at Pittsburgh. Also, Pittsburgh is Christian's hometown and much closer to Vinopal's hometown of Youngstown, Ohio.