Back in 2018, the Iowa Hawkeyes were able to ward off stiff opposition to get three-star linebacker Jayden McDonald to commit. But after a year in Iowa City, it appears McDonald may already be on his way out.
According to Sean Bock of 247Sports, McDonald has entered the NCAA transfer portal. As of writing, no teams have been named as a potential landing spot.
Coming out of high school in 2018, McDonald was the No. 779 overall recruit in the country. He was the No. 49 outside linebacker in the nation, and the No. 78 prospect from the state of Georgia.
Injuries kept McDonald off the field for the bulk of the 2018 season.
— Sean Bock (@SBock247) August 14, 2019
The timing of McDonald’s impending departure is certainly curious. Just a few days ago he did an interview with Rivals, where he expressed his optimism for the start of the season.
McDonald initially committed to Rutgers in 2017 before decommitting six months later. Iowa was one of four Power Five schools he visited afterwards, along with Kansas State, Purdue, and Ole Miss.
He ultimately committed to Iowa exactly one month after decommitting from Rutgers.
Could McDonald be eyeing a move to one of the teams he visited before?