IOWA CITY, Iowa – Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz called Akrum Wadley into his office last month. He was alerting his star running back of a potential roster addition.
The Hawkeyes were looking to bring on James Butler, an accomplished ball carrier from Nevada, as a graduate transfer. They ended up completing the deal last week.
Wadley met with the media Tuesday for the first time since Butler’s announcement. He smiled and said: “The more the merrier. If it’s good for the team, it’s good for me.”
Wadley and now graduated teammate LeShun Daniels each rushed for more than 1,000 yards last season. Butler rolled up more than 1,300 yards in each of the last two seasons with the Wolfpack.
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Watch what else Wadley had to say about his new teammate, his weight, his expectations for his senior season, how many carries he’s comfortable receiving and more in this HN TV video interview: