Iowa junior defensive lineman Garret Jansen just finished his fourth year with the Hawkeyes but still has a year of eligibility due to a freshman redshirt. He was given the option to either stay at Iowa or transfer, and has apparently made his decision.
On Thursday, Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz announced that Jansen would be leaving the Hawkeyes and will pursue a graduate transfer.
“All of us are appreciative of Garret’s efforts and contributions,” said Ferentz, per a transcription from Hawkeye Insider. “Garret will seek a graduate program course of study that is unavailable to him here.”
Jansen played in just one game in 2018 – a two tackle performance against Northern Illinois back in September.
In three seasons since redshirting his freshman year, Jansen has nine tackles and one pass defended in five games for Iowa.
Jansen was a three-star weak-side defensive end prospect in the Class of 2015, per 247Sports.
Despite being well outside the top 1000 prospects in the country, 247Sports had him rated as the No. 11 prospect from the state of Iowa.