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Oklahoma transfer QB General Booty in contact with Iowa

Nakos updated headshotby:Pete Nakos05/03/24


Iowa has been in the market for a quarterback this spring.

The Hawkeyes were going to be shopping no matter what, but then Deacon Hill and Tommy Poholsky entered the transfer portal. They currently have two scholarship quarterbacks in Cade McNamara and Marco Lainez.

McNamara, the former Michigan starting quarterback, is still recovering from ACL surgery. Lainez attempted just seven passes as a true freshman in 2023.

Enter General Booty. The Oklahoma quarterback entered the portal on Thursday and has started to have conversations with several schools, including TulsaSamfordUTSA and Louisiana-Monroe, he told On3.

The quarterback confirmed to On3 on Friday afternoon that he’s been in contact with Iowa. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound Allen, Texas, native is a Tyler Junior College product. He transferred to Oklahoma in May 2022 after throwing for 3,115 yards and 25 touchdowns to rank second in the NJCAA

Iowa was in the mix early on for Oregon transfer Ty Thompson this winter. Booty would probably backup McNamara for a year before having an opportunity to compete for the starting job. He played in two games with the Sooners and also rushed for a 32-yard touchdown in Oklahoma’s spring game.

Booty has become one of the most recognizable names in college football throughout his career, capitalizing on his namesake through numerous NIL deal. He entered a partnership with Rock ‘Em Socks in August, launching an underwear collection with the Orlando-based company. As part of the agreement, Booty released two pairs of underwear and specially designed socks.

After signing with the Oklahoma-focused NIL collective Crimson and Cream, he partnered with the organization to release The General’s Crimson Cream, a body cream produced by the Oklahoma City-based company Prohibition Soap.

Booty’s father is Abram, a former LSU wide receiver. His uncles Josh and John David played quarterback at LSU and USC, respectively.

General Booty is now drawing interest from Iowa, along with a handful of other programs.