Russell Bellomy to Transfer

The dude in the middle, obviously.

The off-season attrition train rolls on. This time Russell Bellomy, Michigan's 3rd-string QB from last season will take his graduate transfer to play elsewhere for his final year of eligibility.

Via Bellomy's Instagram:
To those of you that know me well, I always try my hardest never to get emotional; however, I write this with a heavy heart. My heart is packed full of experiences, acquaintances and irreplaceable memories that I will reminisce on for the rest of my life. I love each and every one of my teammates, both former and present, and I hope y'all know that every day I busted my butt for you and the benefit of UM. I will receive my degree at the end of this semester and have decided to sign my release that enables me to play my 5th year as a graduate student at another university. I pray that you respect my decision and support me in whatever I do, because this was not an easy process. I am forever grateful to have attended and played for UM and I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. "For I know the plans I have for you..." #GoBlueAlways
Like Justice Hayes, Russell's departure feels reluctant, but necessary. No one really needs a 5th-string scholarship senior QB with little to no experience. Not to pile on, but with the incoming crop of quarterbacks and what's already in place, Russell's spot on the depth chart was about to disappear anyways.

According to the recruiting gurus, this gives Michigan 15 or 16 scholarships to hand out for the 2015 class with 9 slots filled so far.

Best of luck to Russell wherever he ends up.

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