Blake Countess : Ex-Michigan CB to transfer to Auburn

Blake Countess : Ex-Michigan CB to transfer to Auburn

Former Michigan cornerback Blake Countess announced Tuesday his intention to transfer to Auburn on Twitter.

In posts Tuesday morning, Countess wrote: “Excited to attack the next chapter in my life! #WarEagle#BoomEra.” He included the Auburn logo.

Countess, a former 4-star recruit from Olney (Md.) Good Counsel, made 30 starts at Michigan.

As a sophomore, he sustained a season-ending knee injury in Week 1 vs. Alabama. By his junior season, he was first-team All-Big Ten. In 2014, Countess was named to the 2014 Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list. He finished the year as an honorable mention all-conference pick after making 10 starts and registering 24 tackles.

Auburn has a need for more depth in the secondary, and sources tell AuburnUndercover the Tigers spelled that out clearly to Countess during his official visit.

The Tigers earlier this month landed offensive lineman Darius James, a transfer from Texas, who was a five-star recruit in 2013.

As a grad transfer, Countess will be eligible to play in 2015.

He is expected to arrive at Auburn later this week.

Arizona was the other school he strongly considered. Countess originally committed to Michigan when Rich Rodriguez was coach, but he never played for him because Rodriguez was fired. Rodriguez now is the coach at Arizona.