Dylan McCaffrey followed up his 2020 opt out season by entering the transfer portal in mid-January. Now, it looks like we know where the former Michigan Wolverine is going to finish his college career.
On Sunday evening, McCaffrey announced via Twitter that he will move to Northern Colorado to become a Bear. His father, Ed McCaffrey, is the head coach for Northern Colorado, so the decision makes sense.
Extremely honored to announce I will be continuing my academic and athletic career at The University of Northern Colorado. Go Bears!! pic.twitter.com/WqHEMrb1U7
— Dylan McCaffrey (@dcaf20) January 31, 2021
McCaffrey was the nation’s No. 123 overall player in the class of 2017, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He was also listed as the No. 5 pro-style quarterback and No. 2 player from the state of Colorado.
In three seasons at Michigan, he appeared in 10 games, completing 18 of his 35 pass attempts (51.4 percent) for 242 yards and three touchdowns. After sitting behind Shea Patterson, McCaffrey decided to skip the 2020 season. Now he’ll get a chance to compete for the starting job with the Bears. It’s not exactly Ann Arbor, but at least he has family there.
His younger brother, Luke McCaffrey, entered the transfer portal just over a week ago as well. So who knows? This family reunion may continue to expand. Luke can play some running back or wide receiver, after all. Heck, let’s throw Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey in there as well. No rules.
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