Former Michigan safety Ray Vinopal transferring to Pittsburgh
On Wednesday, Michigan football coach Brady Hoke announced that safety Ray Vinopal left the program because of “a family issue” and would return to his hometown of Youngstown, Ohio.
Today, sources tell the Youngstown Vindicator that Vinopal will transfer to Pittsburgh. There, Vinopal would be reunited with former Michigan defensive backs coach Tony Gibson.
Gibson is the new recruiting coordinator and cornerbacks coach at Pittsburgh, which is located 70 miles southeast of Youngstown.
Offensive coordinator Calvin Magee and tight ends coach Tony Dews are other former members of Rich Rodriguez’s Michigan staff now at Pittsburgh.
Vinopal, a 5-foot-10, 193-pound safety, started six games for Michigan last season.