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Tight end Ian Bunting has decided to transfer from Michigan for his fifth season.

Bunting made his announcement Tuesday on Instagram.

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"This has been a very difficult decision," Bunting wrote. "I have obtained my release. To my family, teammates, coaches, Michigan fans, and the University of Michigan, I will forever be thankful for the support you've given move over the years here in Ann Arbor. This place will always be a special one for me and it has been the experience of a lifetime. Michigan has given me the opportunity to grow not only as an athlete and a student, but as a man. Thank you, Michigan."

Bunting joins a list of Michigan graduate transfers that includes quarterbacks Wilton Speight and Alex Malzone and receiver Drake Harris.