The Iowa football program landed a highly-touted graduate transfer on Tuesday.
Nevada star running back James Butler, who has rushed for more than 1,300 yards in each of the last two seasons, announced on social media that he will be taking his talents to Iowa City.
Butler is making the move to the Hawkeyes for his final season in order to be closer to home.
“With my hard work and dedication in the classroom, I’ve graduated within three years,” Butler wrote. “I have decided to spend my last season of eligibility closer to home in front of my mother/family and attend the University of Iowa.”
With the combination of Akrum Wadley and Butler, Iowa is set to have one of the most impressive one-two backfield punches in the nation. During his time at Nevada, Butler rushed for 3,316 yards and 27 touchdowns.
Butler’s first opportunity to take the field as a member of the Hawkeyes will come when the team opens the 2017 season against Wyoming on Sept. 2.
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