IOWA CITY (KWWL) — Oliver Martin is ready to make his debut with the Hawkeyes, but the NCAA has to weigh in first. The Michigan transfer is awaiting word on whether or not his petition for an eligibility waiver will be granted allowing him to play this season instead of waiting out a year.
Martin politely declined during Friday’s media day to answer a question as to what led to his decision to transfer from Michigan. He tallied 11 receptions, 125 yards, and one touchdown during his freshman season with the Wolverines. Now, the Iowa City West grad says he’s happy to be back home.
“It’s really great. This has always been a place that I could envision myself being,” said Martin, “I’m really glad to be back.”
“Obviously it’s always a struggle when you come in to a new offense, but he’s done everything he can to make sure he’s ready to play,” added Iowa third-year starting quarterback Nate Stanley, “He’s done a great job, he’s got great hands, and I think he’d be a great addition to the receivers we have in that room.”
Martin finished his career at Iowa City West as the all-time class 4A leader in career receiving yards (3,449) and touchdowns (33).