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Former Michigan interior lineman Zach Carpenter transferring to Indiana

Former Michigan offensive lineman Zach Carpenter is transferring to Indiana.

The 6-foot-5, 329-pound Carpenter played center for the Wolverines in 2020.

Carpenter entered his name in the transfer portal earlier this month, and he announced that he was headed to IU on New Year’s Eve.

Carpenter had seen playing time in five of Michigan’s six games this season and started the last two against Rutgers and Penn State.  He made he collegiate debut at center against Minnesota and saw special teams action against IU.  He was the presumptive starting center going forward at Michigan and should have four years of eligibility remaining for the Hoosiers.

A one-time transfer waiver allowing for immediate eligibility is expected to be adopted by the NCAA next month.

A redshirt freshman, Carpenter was the offensive Scout Player of the Year for Michigan in 2019.

Carpenter was a three star recruit out of Moeller High School in Cincinnati.  He was ranked No. 554 overall in the class of 2019 according to the 247Sports Composite, and was the No. 33 ranked guard.


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