An Iowa signee has decided to leave the program.
Three-star safety Lance Billings has opted to leave the Hawkeyes and return home to Lorain, Ohio, according to a report from Rivals.com.
Billings was rated as the No. 109 safety nationally in the Class of 2016 and the No. 72 player in the state of Ohio. He committed to Iowa exactly a year ago, choosing the Hawkeyes over Ball State.
He is the sixth scholarship defensive back to leave the program during the past two offseasons, according to the Des Moines Register’s Chad Leistikow and leaves the Hawkeyes short-handed in the secondary after the unit lost five senior defensive backs from last year’s squad.
Billings was one of only three defensive backs Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz signed to his 2016 class. Iowa currently has three commitments from defensive backs in its 2017 class.
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