Has former Iowa RB Brinson found a new home?
According to the Orlando Sentinel, former Iowa running back Jeff Brinson is hoping to transfer to Central Florida.
The ex-Hawkeye, who redshirted his first season at Iowa and was limited by a foot injury last season, is a graduate of St. Petersburg's Northeast High and would like to play closer to his home in Florida. The 5-11, 215-pounder only carried the ball one time for seven yards last season but racked up 4,925 rushing yards and 67 touchdowns on 567 carries during his high school career.
In his senior season, he ran for 1,985 yards and 24 touchdowns on 260 carries, netting scholarship offers from Kansas, Michigan State, Oklahoma State and South Florida before committing to Iowa.
The interesting thing about Brinson is that he is applying for an NCAA hardship waiver that would give him immediate eligibility to play because a member of his family has a severe illness. If he is able to play immediately, the backfield for the Knights would receive a much-needed boost after starter Brynn Harvey suffered an undisclosed knee injury during spring ball. He is expected to miss at least the nonconference season.
With Harvey out, redshirt sophomore Brendan Kelly sits atop the depth chart. If Brinson became eligible, he would join Jonathan Davis, Brandon Davis and Kerlon Williams in a battle to earn carries in Harvey’s absence.
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