Iowa CB Maurice Fleming to Transfer

Iowa loses a cornerback as senior Maurice Fleming elects to take advantage of the grad transfer rules and leave the program for a better opportunity.

There hasn't been much attrition to date for the Iowa football program but it was announced by the school today that they are losing a cornerback with some solid experience. Senior Maurice Fleming is leaving the program according to a press release.

Fleming is apart of a loaded cornerback group that also includes Josh Jackson, Desmond King, and Greg Mabin. Playing time will obviously be limited so he's seeking an opportunity where more field time will be available. Fleming is taking advantage of the graduate transfer rules and be immediately eligible at another school.

It is of note that Fleming's transfer is approved without any restrictions.

"Maurice has shared his desire to spend his fifth and final season as a graduate transfer at another institution," head coach Kirk Ferentz announced. "Reese has been a valuable contributor throughout his career at Iowa, and we wish him the best in his final season this fall."

Fleming also released comment on his departure and gave his farewell to the university.

"I feel blessed for my time and want to thank coach Kirk Ferentz and coach Phil Parker for their help in making me a better football player and keeping me humble," Fleming shared in a public statement. "At this time I am going to explore my options to make the best of my senior year."

The native of Chicago played in three seasons at Iowa, totaling 33 games. He saw the field in all of the Hawkeyes' 14 games a season ago. 

The Hawkeyes do tend to play four cornerbacks regularly so a battle for another spot on the field will ensue up until the first game of the 2016 regular season. The prime candidate for the spot is expected to be redshirt freshman Michael Ojemudia.

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