The Iowa football program snagged James Butler, a running back from Nevada, on Tuesday.
Butler graduated from Nevada in three years and will be able to play for Iowa this fall because of the graduate transfer rule.
In a note on Twitter Butler wrote, “With my hard work and dedication in the classroom, I’ve graduated in three years. I’ve decided to spend my last year of eligibility closer to home in front of my mother/family and attend the University of Iowa.”
The Wheaton, Illinois, native racked up 1,336 yards on 260 carries, averaging 5.14 yards a carry while rushing for 12 touchdowns.
The 5-9, 210-pounder not only showed his power in the backfield but also by catching 37 passes for 381 yards and adding 3 more touchdowns to his stats.
Butler will join star running back Akrum Wadley at the position, and between the two; Iowa might have actually hit the jackpot.