It's that time of year, for transfers. Maurice Fleming has already chosen to flee Iowa for West Virginia, while running back Eric Graham and linebacker Justin Jinning have also elected to seek a new home. Defensive back Omar Truitt also chose to pursue another avenue.
The newest transfer is tight end Jameer Outsey. The school announced earlier on Friday that the sophomore-to-be has elected to leave the football program.
Outsey's first year on campus he redshirted and was still on the defensive side of the ball, playing linebacker. Before fall camp of his redshirt freshman season he moved to tight end and even played a fair amount in a couple of ball games while Iowa nursed injuries to George Kittle and Jake Duzey. Though Outsey did play in eight games a year ago, he only recorded one catch for 10 yards.
This move by Outsey shrinks the number of scholarship tight ends to six, with three being incoming true freshmen. One being starter George Kittle, and the two others scholarship players Jon Wisnieski and Nate Vejvoda that have yet to challenge for any kind of playing time.
Be prepared to see either a lot of Noah Fant or T.J. Hockenson at tight end as a true freshman as the Hawkeyes look to find new contributors at the position. Outsey's departure was not expected, but not totally surprising. He seemed to fall behind, or at least not make too much progress on the depth chart, during spring football.