The Iowa Hawkeyes have been waiting with baited breath to get an answer from the NCAA on the eligibility of wide receiver Oliver Martin. After weeks of waiting on the former four-star recruit from Michigan, Iowa has gotten an answer.
According to Chad Leistikow of the Des Moines Register, Martin has been granted immediate eligibility to play for Iowa in 2019.
Coming out of high school in 2017, Martin was the No. 181 overall prospect in the nation by 247Sports. He was the No. 29 prospect in the nation and the No. 1 prospect from the state of Iowa.
Last year he caught 11 passes for 125 yards and a touchdown.
Earlier today, head coach Kirk Ferentz expressed his hope that he'd get his answer on Martin.
"...We do hope to hear something this week. That would be great, and obviously timely, good, bad or indifferent. That will be nice to hear something..."
And now he's got it.
Ferentz made it clear that if he got the magic words from the NCAA that Oliver Martin would play in Iowa's season opener.
"Yeah, he's definitely in our plan to play him, and he would be on the travel team if we were traveling. Yeah, if we get the green light, he'll be in there playing at some point, absolutely."
Iowa's first game will be on Saturday against Miami (OH) at 7:30 p.m. EST.