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Iowa Football: Henry Geil to Enter Transfer Portal

Iowa’s backfield gets less crowded

Northern Iowa v Iowa Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images

Iowa’s running back picture got slightly more clear (as did its receiver pic) this afternoon, as reserve tailback Henry Geil announced his intentions to enter the NCAA’s transfer portal.

Geil took advantage of the NCAA’s new redshirt rule after appearing in two games as a true freshman in 2018.

It was always going to be tough for Geil to break through on the roster, even before the addition of Mekhi Sargent last year.

It was all Sargent, Young, Kelly-Martin on the most recent depth chart, and while Geil may have been vying for RB4 this season, Tyler Goodson, Shadrick Byrd and Samson Evans were likely breathing down his neck.

It’s also worth noting that neither Geil nor Evans received an invite to camp this summer.

Originally a three-star recruit from Green Bay, Geil had solid offers including Indiana, Michigan State and Iowa State, so he could end up somewhere notable in the future.

Best of luck to Geil and his football career! He seemed to be a favorite among parents.