By Tyler Devine
IOWA CITY, Iowa – Florida defensive back Keylen Gulley’s association with the Iowa football team is now over after the three-star 2020 prospect announced on Twitter Monday that he is de-committing from the school.
Gulley plans to attend Hutchinson Community College in Kansas but remained committed to Iowa until his announcement Monday.
Gods Plan🙏🏾 Please Respect My Decision💯 NO INTERVIEWS‼️ pic.twitter.com/U83cxNRWNj
— ShowTime5️⃣ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@GulleyKeylen) June 15, 2020
Gulley’s decision comes at a time in which the Iowa football program has been accused of racial inequality.
An independent review of the program is ongoing and strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle and Iowa have parted ways after reaching a settlement.
Iowa athletic director Gary Barta met with the media Monday and addressed the potential effects the current situation could have on recruiting.
“I think about it this way as a parent, and I am a parent, but if I had a child coming here, my first inclination would be concern, and rightly so,” Barta said. “I haven’t spoken to Kirk and his staff exactly what they’ve done other than to know they’ve followed up with all the families. And so, my guess is a lot of them either are convinced or are going to wait and see.
“Certainly, any time your program goes through a negative situation and a challenging situation, it potentially can impact recruiting. That’s not number one on my list of concerns right now. More importantly, let’s start getting it handled, let’s start putting the plan in place to move forward, and then recruiting will take care of itself.”