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Iowa 'Very Interested' In Pac-12 Grad Transfer

Close-up view of Iowa footballs.

LINCOLN, NE - NOVEMBER 24: General view of footballs used by the Iowa Hawkeyes before the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on November 24, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

The Iowa Hawkeyes are searching high and low to find players to add to their roster for 2019, and may have found a key special teams player in the Pac-12.

In an interview with Hawkeye Nation, Arizona State punter Michael Sleep-Dalton revealed that he is looking into Iowa as a graduate transfer destination.

Sleep-Dalton revealed that he had spoken to Iowa special teams coach LeVar Woods, and that the school is "very interested" in bringing him into the fold.

“I’ve been in contact with (special teams) coach (LeVar) Woods. They are very interested in me,” Sleep-Dalton told

Sleep-Dalton spoke glowingly of Woods, and expressed that he was encouraged by the prospect of working with him.

“I really like coach Woods. He’s very relatable and knows what it takes to get from college to the next level. We get along very well,” he said.

Iowa punter Colten Rastetter had a respectable 38.9 yards per punt average in 2018. But Sleep-Dalton exceeded those marks in both of his two years as a starter for the Sun Devils.

In 2017, Sleep-Dalton recorded 39.9 yards per punt, while in 2018 he increased that number to 43.8 yards per punt.

He has 19 punts of 50 yards or more over the past two seasons, with another 36 punts inside the 20, and another 33 that were fair caught.