Devin Asiasi Transfers to UCLA from Michigan

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistMarch 9, 2017

EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 29: Devin Asiasi #2 of the Michigan Wolverines tries to outrun the tackles of Riley Bullough #30 and Ed Davis #43 of the Michigan State Spartans during a first quarter run at Spartan Stadium on October 29, 2016 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Former Michigan Wolverines tight end Devin Asiasi transferred to the UCLA Bruins on Thursday, the program announced on Twitter

A former 4-star recruit according to Scout.com, Asiasi totaled just two catches for 18 yards and a touchdown during his freshman season with the Wolverines in 2016. 

Isaiah Hole of 247Sports first reported Asiasi was intent on transferring to a school on the West Coast closer to home after he emerged as a standout at De La Salle high School in Concord, California. 

At 6'4'' and 270 pounds, Asiasi is a mammoth presence who established himself as one of the best tight ends in the class of 2016 before he committed to the Wolverines. According to Scout.com, Asiasi was the 67th-ranked player overall in the class of 2016 and fourth-ranked tight end among his peers.

He was also the No. 1 tight in the state of California and the entire West region. 

Now a member of the Bruins, Asiasi projects as a dual-threat tight end who can make an impact with soft hands up the seams or set the edge in the running game thanks to his polished blocking skills. 

Assuming he can get acclimated to UCLA's system in relatively expedient fashion, Asiasi has the potential to evolve into a key piece of head coach Jim Mora Jr.'s offense in the years to come. 

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