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Former Iowa running back Derrick Mitchell Jr., who decided back in January he would play his senior season at another school, announced on Instagram he has decided to transfer to Texas Tech.
Mitchell graduated from Iowa Saturday and will have a year of eligibility remaining.
Mitchell came to Iowa as a receiver and ran for 162 yards and caught 15 passes for 141 yards in 2015, but was overshadowed and seldom-used last season. He had just 12 rushing yards and six catches for 24 yards.
The Hawkeyes, of course, have 1,000-yard rusher Akrum Wadley returning as the No. 1 running back.
Mitchell is the third former Hawkeye on the pass-happy Tech offense, joining quarterback Nic Shimonek and receiver Derrick Willies.