Carver's Marcus Grant leaving Iowa

Former Lawrence Academy football star Marcus Grant, a Carver native and freshman wide receiver at Iowa, has decided to transfer out of the Iowa City campus closer to home, he announced on his Twitter account tonight.

Grant appeared in five games this season for the Hawkeyes, making one catch for 12 yards.

"I have decided to transfer from Iowa due to Family issues, it was a personal decision for me and had nothing to do with any coach or PT [playing time]," he wrote.

In subsequent tweets, Grant explained his decision:

"This by no means was an easy decision and I wish things would have happend different but life doesn't always go as planned I wish nothing

"Coach Ferentz is truly a great coach but an even better man and I can't thank him enough for the opportunity to be apart of this I've learned ... A lot in my short time in Iowa and want to Thank every1 for being so supportive, I will look to transfer somewhere closer to home to be with my ... Family, thanks to all the fans and university for everything as well my family and I are so grateful."