Michigan graduate transfer defensive back Blake Countess will transfer to Auburn for his final year of eligibility, he announced Tuesday.
Countess visited Auburn over the weekend and decided to join the Tigers and a new-look defense under first-year defensive coordinator Will Muschamp. Countess visited Arizona and reportedly planned on taking visits to Oklahoma and Oklahoma State before making his decision.
The 21-year-old Countess, a graduate transfer, will be eligible immediately to bolster a depleted secondary. Auburn lost five defensive backs from its roster in the offseason, with two others undergoing foot and ACL surgeries.
Countess started 30 games in four seasons at Michigan, totaling 114 tackles and six interceptions despite playing in just one game his sophomore year after suffering a knee injury.
- Jeremy Woo