New Mexico head coach Bob Davie confirmed yesterday that WR Matt Quarells is headed to Iowa to play his final two seasons of football as a grad transfer. Iowa is yet to make an official announcement, but it sounds as if it’s only a matter of time. They are waiting to receive his final transcripts prior to making it official.
This will be welcome news for Hawkeye fans as it has been well publicized that there are depth and experience issues at the WR position. Quarells will add some much needed speed to the position as well.
For those of you who would like to see Quarells in action you can check out his high school film here:
There’s been rumors swirling for about a week now that the Hawkeyes may be adding another grad transfer. Kirk Ferentz confirmed in his press conference yesterday that it could happen in the next few days.
Sounds as if that player is Matt Quarells. He’s a 6’1 192 pound WR who has been playing for New Mexico. The Lobos are a triple option team so his production as a WR has been less than stellar, but that’s the design of their offense. They only averaged a little over 100 yards passing per game last year. Given that information, it makes sense as to why he would be looking to transfer. Plus Iowa is much closer to his home in Missouri.
Quarells is fast. He played his high school ball at Hazelwood Central in Missouri, and he won 3 straight 200 meter state titles. The Hawks are in need of a deep threat so it certainly seems like Quarrels could fit that mold if this all comes to fruition in the days to come. Keep in mind this is still not confirmed at this time. At the very least Quarells would add some much needed depth and competition to a position where the Hawks desperately need it.
Here’s a link to Quarells’ profile at New Mexico: