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Grant tweets goodbye

It's only Twitter so take it with a grain of salt, but if freshman WR Marcus Grant's Twitter account speaks the truth, he has decided to leave the University of Iowa. (Gazette file)
It's only Twitter so take it with a grain of salt, but if freshman WR Marcus Grant's Twitter account speaks the truth, he has decided to leave the University of Iowa. (Gazette file)

It's Twitter, so you have to take the following with a grain of salt. Social media isn't foolproof.

If freshman WR Marcus Grant's Twitter account is to be believed, he is transferring from the University of Iowa.

Here's the series of tweets:

@MgrantLA6 Marcus Grant

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

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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

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But the best to my former teams and have nothing but good things to say about the iowa football program, Coach Ferentz is one of the most . . .

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Coach ferentz is truly a great coach but an even better man and I can't thank him enough for the oppurtunity to be apart of this I've learnd

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A lot in my short time in Iowa and want to Thank every1 for being so supportive, I will lookto transfer somewhere closer to hometo bewith my

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Family, thanks to all the fans and university for everything as well my family and I are so grateful

There was a post about the recruitment of WR Jehu Chesson on HawkeyeReport.com about Iowa perhaps taking as many as five receivers in this class, so this jibes.

Grant dropped his redshirt and caught one pass for 12 yards in five games. He would be the second recruit from the class of 2011 to leave the UI. DE John Raymon left school midseason. RB Rodney Coe didn't qualify academically and is in his first semester at Iowa Western Community College, where he finished the season as a 255-pound RB.

Also, there has been nothing from Kirk Ferentz on RB Mika'il McCall's status since he was suspended for the Nebraska game and the team for an undisclosed disciplinary reason.

Grant's Twitter timeline went silent when he arrived at Iowa and came alive again just tonight. The few other Iowa players on Twitter aren't tweeting.Ferentz and athletics director Gary Barta meet with the media 8 p.m. Sunday, when the Hawkeyes announce their bowl destination.

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