Former Iowa WR Derrick Willies commits to Big 12 school

Danny Lawhon
Iowa wide receiver Derrick Willies pulls in a pass in the end zone during the Hawkeyes' game against Ball State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. David Scrivner / Iowa City Press-Citizen

The Iowa football book on Derrick Willies was officially wrapped up back in December.

His new volume appears to be in the works and as a part of another conference.

The former Hawkeye receiver, who left the team in October, announced on Twitter on Tuesday that he has committed to Texas Tech.

Willies was a spring sensation and caught a touchdown pass in Iowa's 17-13 win against Ball State back in September, but for the most part he struggled to gain traction in Iowa's wide-receiver rotation. He ended up with four receptions for 71 yards in five games before departing the team on Oct. 27.

There was briefly a consideration that he may return to Iowa City, but Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz said in December that "he's going to explore some other options. It does not look like he'll be coming back in January."

Willies enrolled at Texas' Trinity Valley Community College in January and had reportedly received an offer from the Red Raiders earlier this month.