Iowa Offensive Tackle Kadyn Proctor to re-enter Transfer Portal

Kadyn Proctor intends to leave the Iowa Hawkeyes program after transferring to his home state school.

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The presumptive starting left tackle for the 2024 Iowa Hawkeyes is likely to leave the program as a report from The Athletic's Scott Dochterman indicates Kadyn Proctor will re-enter the transfer portal.

Proctor, a sophomore from Des Moines, originally chose to play for the Alabama Crimson Tide over the Hawkeyes out of high school. Following the announcement of Nick Saban's retirement, Proctor announced he would be returning to Iowa to join the Hawkeyes' program.

Just months later and Proctor is back in the Transfer Portal, and according to a report from 247Sports' David Eickholt is expected to return to Alabama. Alabama hired former Washington head coach Kalen DeBoer within days of Saban's retirement, but Proctor quickly returned to Iowa during the transfer period that opened during Alabama's coaching search.

There were speculations that Proctor and Iowa engaged in tampering at the time of the transfer. Proctor mentioned to the media that Iowa recruiting director Tyler Barnes sent a text message of support after Proctor allowed two sacks in an early season loss to Texas.

In February, Iowa announced it was self-reporting Level III tampering violations to the NCAA as a result of the text message.

Proctor enrolled at the Univerity of Iowa in January and has been taking classes. The Freshman All-American who started 13 games for the Crimson Tide at left tackle in 2023 was expected to be the Hawkeyes starting left tackle.

2023 starting left tackle Mason Richman, who was projected to slide to right tackle with Proctor's addition, will likely be the Hawkeyes' left tackle in 2024 for his senior season.

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