Oliver Martin leaves Michigan, enters NCAA transfer portal

Oliver Martin will leave Michigan for another school after his redshirt freshman season.


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An Iowa football helmet on the sideline during a game against Purdue University on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. The Boilermakers defeated the Hawkeyes 24 to 15. (David Harmantas/The Daily Iowan)

Pete Ruden, Sports Editor

After missing on former Iowa City West High wide receiver Oliver Martin during the first round of recruitment, Iowa might get another chance.

Martin has left Michigan and entered the NCAA transfer portal, according to David Eickholt of 247Sports.

After redshirting in his first year with the Wolverines, Martin hauled in 11 passes for 125 yards and a touchdown while playing in all 13 games last season.

Before committing to Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines, Martin visited Iowa, Notre Dame, and Michigan State.

Rated as a four-star prospect by 247Sports during his days at West High, Martin was also ranked as the best prospect in the state of Iowa and the seventh-best wide receiver in the nation.

A precise route runner with solid speed and impressive ball skills, Martin caught 158 passes for 2,459 yards and 28 scores in his final two seasons with the Trojans.

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