The Hawkeyes' depth at cornerback is going to take a hit as redshirt freshman Josh Turner has announced that he intends to transfer from the program. From his Twitter:
— joshua turner (@Joshyturner_) November 27, 2018
Turner came to Iowa City from Delray Beach, Florida, as your typical 2/3-star recruit with a handful of Power 5 officers, including Wisconsin, Purdue, and Boston College. He notably also had an offer from Columbia and every service academy. He redshirted his freshman season and entered 2018 as a backup cornerback to Michael Ojemudia and Matt Hankins. But, when Ojemudia and Hankins suffered the injury/house party bug, it was true freshman Riley Moss and true freshman/one time safety Julius Brents who took their places. Turner was nowhere to be found.
Turner placed in all 12 games this season, primarily on special teams, amassing five total tackles. With the rise (and fall) of Moss, a true freshman, Brents, another true freshman, emerging as a solid option, and Hankins and Ojemudia both set to return in 2019, it’s possible Turner saw the writing on the wall and decided to take his talents elsewhere. Judging by his list of offers as a recruit, he should have plenty of interest and opportunities.
Best of luck in the future, Josh.