The eve of the season and the thick of fall camp is an interesting time to make plans to transfer but that’s not stopping Iowa’s Jayden McDonald.
The Hawkeyes’ redshirt freshman linebacker reportedly entered his name into the transfer portal this week and will apparently be looking for a new home just as most schools are eyeing their opener in less than three weeks.
McDonald redshirted last season, his first in Iowa City after arriving as a three-star recruit out of Georgia. While a little homesickness might be to blame, it probably shouldn’t be discounted that Iowa has been transitioning from a 4-3 base defense to a 4-2-5 the past few months. Fewer reps and increased competition might have made the writing on the wall for McDonald.
It remains to be seen as to where McDonald might consider transferring to but he held offers from Kansas State, Ole Miss and fellow Big Ten programs like Purdue and Rutgers coming out of high school according to 247Sports.