Former UM WR Maurice Ways to play at Cal

The Detroit News

Former Michigan receiver Maurice Ways, who announced after last season he would be a graduate transfer, will play his final year of college football for Cal.

Ways announced his decision Sunday on Instagram.

“I’m extremely thankful & excited to continue my journey in Berkeley!” Ways wrote.

In late November, Ways wrote a letter to Michigan revealing he would be moving on. He shared on social media.

“Dear Michigan,” he wrote. “I stepped onto campus in 2014 as a young 18 year old kid, anxious to play and filled with excitement. Now, 4 years later ... I’m leaving as a 21 year old man who has matured and learned so much about himself.”

Ways thanked former Michigan coach Brady Hoke for recruiting him and thanked current coach Jim Harbaugh and his staff for teaching him and pushing him beyond his “limits everyday to achieve greatness,” he wrote.

He thanked his teammates and Michigan fans.

“I will miss running out of the tunnel and hitting the banner as ‘Hail to The Victors’ plays while 100,000+ are screaming and yelling ‘Go Blue’, Ways wrote. “This has been an unforgettable 4 years and I’m excited for the blessings God has in store for me at my next school for my 5th year. THANK YOU MICHIGAN!”