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Iowa football: Defensive back Trey Creamer announces he'll transfer

Chad Leistikow
Hawk Central

There's one game left in Iowa's football season, but the attrition is well under way.

Noah Fant declared for the NFL Draft. Now, defensive back Trey Creamer has joined fellow redshirt freshman Josh Turner in announcing he will transfer to another school at the end of this semester.

Trey Creamer (3) works in pass coverage during Iowa's Kids Day scrimmage in August.

Creamer made his announcement Friday on social media.

"As I walk away from Hawkeye Nation, I will remain grateful for all the life-long friendships I have made and lessons I have learned," Creamer wrote on Twitter.

Creamer likely saw the writing on the wall. He was behind at least five other cornerbacks who will return next season.

The Cartersville, Georgia, product began fall camp on Iowa's depth chart but never played a down as a Hawkeye after he was surpassed by true freshmen Julius Brents, Riley Moss and D.J. Johnson. He and fellow cornerback Matt Hankins were cited for a disorderly house following Iowa's 30-24 loss to Penn State and suspended from team activities for one week.

The departures of Fant, Turner and now Creamer open up extra scholarships, with the Dec. 19 early signing day approaching. Iowa has 16 known commitments in its Class of 2019 and could comfortably take on at least four or five more.