After receiving his degree on Saturday from the University of Iowa, former running back Derrick Mitchell, Jr. announced that he’ll be transferring to Texas Tech for his final year on the gridiron.
He made the announcement via Instagram:
Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz announced that Mitchell would be transferring from the program as a graduate student earlier in the year. He was granted his release in January.
Mitchell appeared in just five games last season for the Hawkeyes and only carried the ball twice for 12 yards. Considering Akrum Wadley has the starting spot nailed down and Toks Akinribade and Toren Young looked good in the team’s spring game last month, it was unlikely Mitchell would see much time on the field.
In three years of eligibility with Iowa, Mitchell carried the ball 27 times for 174 yards and two touchdowns. He also caught 21 passes for 165 yards and a score in his career.