Late last week it was reported that quarterback Cody Sokol would be landing at Louisiana Tech after deciding to transfer from Iowa late last month. Four days later, the Hawkeyes have gotten around to confirming the fact that the player is departing.
IU announced via a press release Monday afternoon that Sokol (pictured, left) has decided to leave the Hawkeyes. Head coach Kirk Ferentz even confirmed the destination in a statement, saying “we wish him the best at Louisiana Tech.”
Sokol, who will graduate in May and thus be eligible to play for Tech in 2014, spent the first two seasons of his collegiate career at Scottsdale (Ariz.) Community College before joining the Hawkeyes as a three-star JUCO recruit in 2012. After redshirting that first season, Sokol competed with Jake Rudock and C.J. Beathard for the starting job in 2013, which was ultimately won by the former.
In addition to Tech, Sokol had also drawn interest from Ball State, Hawaii, New Mexico State, North Texas, South Alabama and Wake Forest.
“Cody has been a tremendous team member and we appreciate all his efforts on the teams’ behalf,” a portion of Ferentz’s statement read.
Along with Sokol, Iowa also confirmed that defensive back Ruben Lile has decided “to transfer closer to home” in Detroit, Mich. Lile played in three games as a redshirt freshman in 2013.