IOWA CITY, Iowa – Tight end Jameer Outsey, a redshirt sophomore in 2015, has elected to transfer from the University of Iowa and the Hawkeye football program. The announcement was made Friday by head coach Kirk Ferentz.
Outsey, a native of Somerset, N.J., had worked with the Iowa defense during his redshirt season before moving to tight end a year ago. The 6-foot-3, 245 pounder played in eight games, recording one reception for 10 yards. He also recorded one solo tackle on special teams.
Outsey was listed as the second-team tight end at the start of spring practice behind senior George Kittle. They were among six tight ends listed on the 2016 spring depth chart.
Iowa’s incoming recruiting class also has three tight ends, including Cedar Rapids Kennedy graduate Shaun Beyer. The other tight ends in the 2016 class are Omaha, Neb., native Noah Fant and Chariton native T.J. Hockenson.
Outsey’s decision to leave Iowa comes less than two weeks after redshirt freshman linebacker Justin Jinning and redshirt freshman running back Eric Graham said they would transfer.
Defensive back Maurice Fleming also transferred after the spring semester to West Virginia where he will play as a graduate senior this fall. Fleming left in search of a school where he could start.
Hawkeyesports.com contributed to this report