The process of narrowing the roster back down to 85 scholarship players continued on Monday after three now former IU football wide receivers placed their names in the transfer portal.
Miles Marshall, Camron Buckley and Jordyn Williams are the latest to announce their intent to look elsewhere for playing time in the 2022 season.
In total five IU wideouts have entered the portal since the start of the 2021 season. Today’s trio join Da’Shaun Brown and Jacolby Hewitt as receivers on the opening day roster who have now entered the portal.
Marshall, a 6-foot-4 and 212-pound starter from Georgia caught 22 passes for 311 yards this season. He was third in both categories behind wide receiver Ty Fryfogle and tight end Peyton Hendershot. A class of 2018 arrival, Marshall began contributing during his 2019 redshirt freshman season. He finishes his IU career with 57 receptions for 797 yards and two touchdowns.
A transfer from Texas A&M, Buckley was expected to be a key contributor this season but he caught just three passes for 20 yards in two appearances before missing the rest of the year due to injury. He came to the Hoosiers after four years in College Station in which he caught 62 passes for 877 yards and four touchdowns.
Williams, a former three-star recruit, played in two games this season. By the end of the season he was also practicing with the defensive backs to assist with the injury depleted secondary.
Fryfogle is out of eligibility and Hendershot, while eligible to return has not yet indicated he will do so. That means it will most likely be a complete overhaul when it comes to receiving production for the Hoosiers in 2022.
The exit by the receiver trio this week marks the latest of several recent transfers including wide receivers Brown and Hewitt, running back Tim Baldwin, cornerback Larry Tracy, tight end Kham Taylor, defensive lineman C.J. Person and linebacker D.K. Bonhomme. Running back Sampson James also left during fall camp.
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