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Garmon transferring from Iowa

Iowa freshman running back Greg Garmon has announced that he will transfer from the program.

Former McDowell standout Greg Garmon

"I have been thinking about it for a while and I went in today and asked for my release," Garmon said. "They granted my release with no restrictions. Coach (Kirk) Ferentz said he would give me a recommendation if I needed it.

"This had nothing to do with my grades or getting in to any trouble at all," continued Garmon. "I just didn't feel comfortable here anymore with the offense. It is a power offense and I am not a power type of a back. I'm more of a scat-back type guy. I can run, but I like to catch the ball out of the backfield and do different things."

Garmon would like to get the transfer done sooner rather than later.

"I don't want to miss any time," he said. "I would like to get enrolled somewhere next month, so I don't miss a semester of school. I'll have to sit out a year, but I can red shirt, so I'll still have three years left. I'm leaving here tonight, so I'll start reaching out to some schools."

Garmon saw a lot of meaningful snaps as a true freshman and even started a game for the Hawkeyes.

"I started against Penn State, but we didn't do so well," Garmon said of his debut start. "I played a lot in the fourth quarter against Michigan.

This season, Garmon ran for 122 yards on 38 carries. He also caught eight passes for 57 yards. Garmon said he has thickened up some, but still has work to do.

"I'm getting bigger," he said. "I'm up to 198-pounds, but this red shirt year will do me good and allow me to get bigger and stronger."

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