IOWA CITY, Iowa – For the second day in a row, the Iowa football team has lost a receiver to the transfer portal.
Sophomore Arland Bruce IV announced via Twitter Friday morning that he has entered the portal.
His announcment came the day after Iowa sophomore receiver Keagan Johnson announced that he has entered the portal.
Bruce, who is from Olathe, Kansas, has played in 11 games this season and has 19 catches for 187 yards and one touchdown.
He also returned punts for much of the season before getting injured and losing the job to Cooper DeJean.
Bruce transferred to Ankeny High School for his senior season in 2020 after the high school fall football season had been postponed in Kansas because of the global pandemic. He then helped lead Ankeny to a Class 5A state title.
Bruce also played a key role for Iowa last season as a true freshman, catching 25 passes for 209 yards and one touchdown. He also had 10 rushes for 65 yards and three touchdowns as a freshman.
The Iowa football team is active in the portal right now with Bruce being the fourth player to enter the portal this week as junior quarterback Alex Padilla and junior offensive lineman Josh Volk also announced that they have entered the portal.
On the flipside, Michigan quarterback Cade McNamara announced on Thursday that he would transfer to Iowa.
McNamara led Michigan to the 2021 Big Ten title and to a spot in the college playoff, but he lost his starting position to sophomore J.J. McCarthy this season.
Iowa now has a serious problem with a lack of depth at receiver where there are only four receivers on scholarship on the current roster: Nico Ragaini, Diante Vines, Brody Brecht an Jacob Bostick.
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— Arland Bruce IV (@abruceiv) December 2, 2022