The weeks following the conclusion of spring practice have become a new window when transfer portal activity seems to spike.
For many, entry into the portal in the spring comes after the realization by a player that he is well down the depth chart, and likely does not have good near-term, and possibly even long-term, potential to see the field in the fall.
That did not appear to be the case for redshirt freshman defensive back Maurice Freeman. Just a few weeks ago, head coach Tom Allen specifically mentioned him as someone who was progressing nicely.
“Maurice is a guy who is coming along,” Allen said. “The more live we go, the more he shows.”
But on Thursday Freeman put his name in the transfer portal, according to multiple reports. He had been working in the spring at the hybrid safety/linebacker husky position, and appeared to have fallen behind veteran Noah Pierre at that spot. Fellow second year player Jordan Grier is also in the mix.
The 6-foot and 200-pound Freeman redshirted the 2021 season after he appeared in three games. He made his collegiate debut in the win at Western Kentucky, was the defensive scout team player of the week during the Iowa week, and the special teams scout team player of the week for Cincinnati week.
Freeman arrived at IU in the class of 2021 from Oscar Smith High School in Norfolk, Va. He was a 3-star prospect coming out of high school and the No. 64 ranked safety according the 247Sports Composite.
UPDATE: Freeman announced his transfer to Liberty on Friday.
For a summary of who is coming and going for IU at the safety and husky positions, GO HERE.
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