Michigan DE Deron Irving-Bey transfers to Central Michigan


Michigan defense end Deron Irving-Bey has transferred to Central Michigan. (Photo by Isaiah Hole / WolverinesWire)

Central Michigan football has added Deron Irving-Bey as a transfer from the University of Michigan. 

Irving-Bey, who is already on campus at CMU, will not be on the field during the 2018 season due to transfer rules. He will start playing for the Chippewas in 2019 with three years of eligibility remaining. 

The 6-foot-4, 294-pound defensive lineman took a redshirt during his freshman year at Michigan throughout the 2017 season.

Now, Irving-Bey will reside in Mount Pleasant as a student-athlete at Central Michigan. 

From Southwestern Academy in Flint, Irving-Bey registered 79 tackles, 17 tackles for a loss, 15 sacks, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries as a senior. 

Irving-Bey had offers from 17 schools as a four-star high school prospect. He was ranked No. 249 in the nation, No. 9 at defensive end and No. 4 in Michigan, according to 247Sports Composite. 

His scholarship offers included multiple Big Ten programs including Michigan, Michigan State and Maryland. 

Irving-Bey participated in the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, was selected to the USA Today All-USA Michigan first team as a senior and named the Flint Journal’s Defensive Player of the Year for 2016.