It was reported last week that MIchigan wideout Oliver Martin entered the transfer portal. And now, according to 247 Sports David Eickholt, Martin is opting to come out of the portal and join the Iowa Hawkeyes, who play in Martin’s hometown of Iowa City.
Martin, a former 4-star recruit, caught 11 passes for 125 yards and 1 touchdown last season for Michigan.
In 2013, Oliver Martin helped lead an underdog Team Iowa all the way to the final four teams vying for a FBU #NationalChampionship.— FBUNC.com (@FBU_NC) November 11, 2018
Today he hauled in his first career touchdown for the Michigan Wolverines.#GoBlue 〽️ pic.twitter.com/cry7ruxLIA
It’s never good for a team to lose depth at any position, but Michigan has a lot of capable wideouts heading into the season such as Donovan Peoples-Jones, Nico Collins, Tarik Black, Ronnie Bell, and Mike Sainristil to name a few.
Martin may have to sit out a season, and then he’ll be ready to roll in 2020. In this scenario, he would have two years of eligibility remaining. However, there's a chance Martin puts in a hardship waiver in hopes of becoming immediately eligible. If Martin somehow is granted eligibility in 2019, Michigan plays Iowa at The Big House on October 5th.