New Mexico wide receiver Matt Quarells is heading to Iowa as a grad transfer, adding important experience to the position for the Hawkeyes.
As reported by Rick Wright of the Albuquerque Journal, Lobos coach Bob Davie said Quarells has left the program to play for Iowa as a graduate transfer.
Quarells had 180 receiving yards on 11 catches last year in the Lobos’ run-heavy attack; New Mexico attempted only 179 passes in 2016. Because he redshirted in 2014 and graduated in only three years, Quarells still has two years of eligibility remaining.
Quarells attended Hazelwood Central High School in Florissant, Mo., which is the same school that produced former Hawkeyes star receiver Marvin McNutt.
The Hawkeyes enter the season lacking game experience at the position, though Matt VandeBerg is back after injuries. He had 284 yards and 3 touchdowns in the first four games of 2016 before breaking his left foot.