Iowa’s wide receiver situation just got a lot better.
On Monday, 247Sports reported that former Michigan wide receiver Oliver Martin will transfer to Iowa to play for the hometown Hawkeyes. The former 4-star receiver is a native of Iowa City and has decided to return to his old stomping grounds after two seasons in Ann Arbor.
The news of Martin joining Iowa comes less than a week after it was reported that he entered his name in the NCAA transfer portal.
Martin was a member of Michigan’s 2017 recruiting class and was “the one that got away” from Iowa. Now, he’ll win Hawkeye fans over with his latest decision to come back home.
Due to NCAA transfer rules, Martin will have to sit out the 2019 season before being able to return to the field unless a waiver is granted by the organization. He will have two years of eligibility for the Hawkeyes.
As a recruit, the 6-foot-1, 200-pound receiver was ranked as one of the top 30 players at his position.
Martin was a redshirt freshman for Michigan in 2018 and appeared in all 13 games this past fall. He tallied 11 catches for 125 yards and a touchdown. He also had one rush for 11 yards.