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Bevins leaving Iowa State

Published: Friday, June 21, 2013 1:58 a.m. CST • Updated: Friday, June 21, 2013 7:06 a.m. CST

Iowa State redshirt freshman Collin Bevins has withdrawn from school at Iowa State University and is no longer a member of the football team there.

The 6-5, 280-pound Creston native looked to be a key component of the Cyclones’ defensive line in the fall. In Phil Steele’s 2013 College Football Preview magazine, Steele listed Bevins as a projected starter at defensive tackle for the Cyclones.

Bevins’ father Jeff, the activities director at Creston High School, told the Creston News Advertiser Thursday that his son’s decision had nothing to do with grades or with playing time.

In a statement given to the Creston News Advertiser Thursday, Bevins said the following about his decision:

“Right now, I am unsure about what I am going to do next. I would like to play football, but if I don’t, I’m not going to be upset.”

Applying the NCAA transfer rules to the situation, Bevins would have to sit out a full calendar year if he transferred to another Division I Football Bowl Subdivision institution to play football.

A transfer to a Division I Football Championship Subdivision team (Northern Iowa) would not require Bevins to sit out for a calendar year. Bevins would also be free to transfer to a Division II (Northwest Missouri State), Division III (Simpson College) or NAIA (Morningside College) institution and be able to play immediately.

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