Iowa’s defensive backfield became a little slimmer this Friday, as cornerback Trey Creamer announced his decision to transfer after two years at the University of Iowa.
The redshirt freshman out of Cartersville, GA was a late addition to Iowa’s infamous Class of 2017. He was the first of what’s turned out to be a pretty consistent pipeline of Hawkeyes from the Peach State, as Iowa has made Georgia more of a focus in recruiting these past couple years. He took a redshirt in 2017 and then started the 2018 preseason season at #2 on the depth chart. However, by the time the season began, Creamer had already been passed by Joshua Turner and Julius Brents on the depth chart, and as the season progressed and Iowa saw key injuries at corner, it was obvious he’d slipped further, as Riley Moss and others saw playing time ahead of him. All-in-all, he never played a down as a Hawkeye.
Creamer, along with fellow cornerback Matt Hankins, made headlines this past season for his role in a disorderly house violation while the team was on the road playing Penn State. Both players were suspended from team activities for a week and didn’t make the trip to West Lafayette to take on Purdue (although really, making them to go West Lafayette would’ve been a far superior punishment).
This is the third transfer from the program since the season ended on Black Friday, and the second from the defensive backfield. Just a few days after Iowa’s victory against Nebraska, fellow cornerback Joshua Turner announced his intentions to transfer this offseason, and on Monday of this week, Aaron Mends announced that he will leave the program as a one-year graduate transfer.
Best of luck to Trey Creamer moving forward! Iowa fans will wish you continued success wherever you end up!