Former Michigan Wolverines two-sport standout Joey Velazquez has found a new home, and while many UM fans have sent him farewell wishes, they probably won't be too happy with where he's landed.
Velazquez, a linebacker and special teams player on the football team and an outfielder on the baseball team, is seen in a social media post watching the Super Bowl with former OSU linebacker James Laurinaitis, with the caption ” BUCKEYES!!! Sacred Brotherhood!!!”
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A Buckeyes spokesman confirmed to the Free Press on Monday that Velazquez is in the program and is reportedly participating in winter strength and conditioning workouts with the Buckeyes after spending the past five years in Ann Arbor before entering the transfer portal in December entered.
The 6-foot-1, 220-pound linebacker appeared in 16 games during his career at Michigan, where he recorded seven tackles in five seasons and recovered a fumble on special teams against Wisconsin in 2021.
The Saint Frances De Sales (Columbus) graduate originally committed to OSU to play baseball before reversing his decision. Velazquez is from Lewis Center, Ohio, a suburb north of Columbus.