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.
All Glory to God. #LLF pic.twitter.com/EzEyP6aLtI— Henry A. Geil (@HenryBAMN) August 28, 2019
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.
I’m truly sorry to hear about you transferring Henry— Rodney Nixon Sr (@PopsNixon11) August 28, 2019
Your smile and laughter lites up a room when you walk in. If you don’t know now you do know that I’m still a Huge Fan and I’m asking the man above to put you in a place where you can become the Man and player He wants you 2 B