Ex-Michigan DB Marvin Robinson Reportedly Transferring to Division II School

Randy ChambersAnalyst IJune 24, 2013

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Update: June 24, 3:29 p.m. ET

The AP, via ESPN, has confirmed that the Robinson transfer to Ferris State is official. Per the report, Robinson has enrolled on June 24.

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Defensive back Marvin Robinson will remain in Michigan after all.

According to Nick Baumgardner of MLive.com, the former Wolverine defensive back will transfer to Ferris State University. It's a Division II school in Big Rapids, Mich., which will allow him to play right away, per NCAA transfer rules.

Michigan has seen a handful of players leaving the program this offseason. Robinson is now the second to leave Ann Arbor for Ferris State after linebacker Kaleb Ringer did the same after leaving without even seeing the field.

Robinson transferred shortly after Ringer announced he was leaving the program. While his departure shouldn't affect the Michigan defense much, he was earning reps with the first-team unit in the spring and was competing for playing time with safeties Thomas Gordon and Jarrod Wilson.

Robinson appeared in 28 games in his three-year career and racked up 28 tackles and a fumble recovery in that time. The senior-to-be started his only game of his career in a 2011 meeting against Notre Dame. He was likely going to experience yet another season of coming off the bench and would have seen spotty playing time.

The transfer down a level should allow Robinson to see more playing time in his last year of eligibility.

Robinson was one of the biggest Michigan busts in recent memory. He was a 4-star recruit in the 2010 class, via Scout.com, and was expected to be a key contributor for the Wolverines. His athleticism, size and speed were very intriguing. He had offers from USC, Florida and Ohio State, among others.