Early Friday afternoon Iowa State red shirt sophomore DT Devlyn Cousin announced he is transferring from Iowa State at the end of the fall semester through his Instagram and Twitter accounts.
It is with a heavy heart that I am sad to say I will no longer be playing… https://t.co/I9jlzTWwC7
— Devlyn Cousin (@bigcuz94) August 27, 2015
Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads also confirmed the news.
“Devlyn and I met last night and he informed me of his decision to leave the football team and his intention to transfer to a school that is a better fit for him,” the head coach said in a statement. “He is going to stay in school at Iowa State for the rest of the fall semester and we will help him in the transfer process. We wish him success in his future.”
Cousin came to Iowa state as a 3-star recruit from Kingsland, Georgia as part of the Cyclones 2012 class. He redshirted his freshman year, but saw game action in both 2013 and 2014. He compiled a total of 18 tackles and 2.5 sacks in those two seasons.
If his name is familiar, you may remember that he made headlines this past December when he was arrested and charged with domestic assault and obstruction of emergency communication. The charges stemmed from an altercation with his girlfriend. He was initially suspended from the team, but was reinstated to the team in February of this year.
There’s no word on what led to his decision, but the Cyclones defense is moving from a 4-3 defense to a 3-4 defense. He was expected to fill the role of backup nose tackle behind redshirt junior Pierre Aka.