The Iowa defensive back room got smaller on Friday.
Redshirt freshman Trey Creamer announced via Twitter his intentions to transfer from the Iowa football program.
“I just wanted a moment to thank everyone who has supported me through my journey as a Hawkeye,” wrote Creamer. “I will forever be grateful for the opportunities the University of Iowa has given me to learn and grow on and off the field. I would like to thank the football program and the coaches for pushing me to consistently develop and mature as an athlete. As I walk away from Hawkeye Nation, I will remain grateful for all the lifelong friendships I’ve made and the lessons I’ve learned. With that being said, I have made the tough decision to transfer at the end of this semester and pursue my football career elsewhere. Peace Out, Hawkeye Nation.”
Creamer is the second defensive back this offseason to leave the Hawkeyes this offseason along with Josh Turner.
A three-star recruit coming out of Cartersville (Ga.) High School, Creamer committed to Iowa after de-committing from Minnesota in January 2017. He chose the Hawkeyes over offers from Rutgers, Colorado State, Tulane, Purdue, West Virginia, Maryland, and others.
With Turner and Creamer no longer in the mix, Iowa’s cornerback situation gets a little more interesting. As of now, Michael Ojemudia is the lone senior while Matt Hankins is the only junior on next year’s depth chart. The Hawkeyes also have four rising sophomores in Julius Brents, D.J. Johnson, Riley Moss, and Terry Roberts. Johnson and Roberts can both redshirt and gain an extra year of eligibility with the new redshirt rule.
Considered both to be safeties for their high school teams, incoming freshmen Dane Belton and Sebastian Castro could also be moved over to the cornerback slot. It’ll be interesting to see if the coaching staff lands another cornerback in the 2019 recruiting cycle.
Creamer was a member of Iowa’s 2017 recruiting class that ranked No. 41 nationally and No. 8 in the Big Ten.