QB Dan Villari is the latest Michigan soccer player to enter the NCAA transfer portal


Another name may soon be deleted from the michigan football listing.

Reserve quarterback Dan Villari entered the NCAA transfer portal on Thursday, becoming the fifth member of the team to do so since Monday.

Three defensive backs – Darion Green-Warren, Andre Seldon and George Johnson – preceded him. The same goes for linebacker Anthony Solomon.

Villari will be looking for an opportunity to end his college career elsewhere after playing 26 snaps and making 1 of 3 attempted passes for 26 yards during his stint at Ann Arbor. With starter Cade McNamara in command of the offensive and rookie JJ McCarthy emerging as his winger, Villari and his reserve colleague Alan Bowman were the odd men in the quarter room.

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Villari, a former three-star rookie from Massapequa, New York, was a late addition to Michigan’s 2020 class, as coaching staff scrambled to find a quarterback to replace JD Johnson after the prospect based in Arizona was forced into medical retirement due to a heart problem.

Johnson has always joined the program, received a scholarship and has been a student assistant for the past two seasons. But he, too, entered the portal earlier this month in an attempt to resume his playing career after being cleared by medics.

Villari’s departure will be offset by the imminent arrival of signer Jayden Denegal, a three-star prospect from Apple Valley, California.

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This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Michigan footballer Dan Villari enters NCAA transfer portal


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