IOWA CITY, Iowa – The Iowa football team ended the 2022 season on Saturday with just four receivers on scholarship, which is a concern, but also presents an oppourtunity to entice recruits and transfers with a chance for immediate playing time.
That approach seems to have worked with receiver Seth Anderson, who announced Sunday on Twitter that he would transfer to Iowa after having played his freshman season for FCS Charleston Southern where he finished the 2022 season with 42 catches for 628 yards and seven touchdowns.
Anderson, who has three seasons of eligibility, is the son of former NFL receiver Flipper Anderson, and is from Atlanta, Georgia.
His decision reportedly came down to Iowa and Georgia Tech with the Hawkeyes ultimately prevailing just one day after they capped an 8-5 season by defeating Kentucky 21-0 in the Music City Bowl on Saturday in Nashville, Tennessee.
However, the Iowa offense barely had 200 yards, and was 0-for-11 on third-down plays.
Iowa struggled on offense throughout the season and a lack of playmakers at receiver was a big part of the problem.
Iowa’s wide receivers combined for just two touchdown receptions this season, and one was scored by Arland Bruce, who is now in the transfer portal.
Assuming all four of the current receivers return next season, Iowa would have at least eight receivers on scholarship next season, including Anderson and three incoming freshmen receivers in the 2023 recruiting class.
Iowa will also have a new quarterback next season as Michigan transfer Cade McNamara is preparing to take over the offense.
— Seth Anderson (@Sethhh1k) January 1, 2023