The Iowa State Cyclones are losing a major contributor in their backfield with Sophomore running back Deon Silas entering the transfer portal.
Silas announced his decision Monday afternoon via Twitter with a message that reads, “Dear Cyclone Nation, I want to thank Coach Campbell first and foremost for allowing me to achieve both my academic and athletic dreams. I am appreciative of how Iowa State’s entire coaching staff and academic staff helped me develop as a football player and student. I sincerely appreciate the support and kind welcome I’ve received from the Cyclone community. To my brothers, thank you for the memories we’ve created on and off the field. I will cherish those moments for a lifetime. With that being said I will be entering my name into the transfer portal with two years of eligibility remaining.”
You can see Silas’s Tweet Below.
Silas is a former three-star recruit and logged significant snaps this season for the Cyclones. Silas saw 60 carries for 271 yards and three scores for Iowa State but with a loaded backfield in Ames, entering the transfer portal makes sense. Throughout Silas’s career at Iowa State, he is averaging 5.1 yards per carry and has five total touchdowns to his name.
The transfer portal has introduced athletes with an entirely new avenue with which to find opportunities but has also created major chaos within the sport. If you are having a hard time keeping up with what your favorite team’s roster is looking like now, you can see our 2022-2023 Big 12 Transfer Portal Tracker, here