IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Iowa Hawkeyes will lose a key defensive playmaker to the NFL next season.
Junior safety Geno Stone announced he will be declaring for the 2020 NFL Draft.
Stone made the announcement in a post on social media. It read in part:
"After serious discussion with my family, confidantes, and coaches, (and a lot of prayers) I HAVE DECIDED TO DECLARE FOR THE 2020 NFL DRAFT! ... I want to thank coach Kirk Ferentz and the staff for taking a chance on a kid from New Castle, Pennsylvania when no one else would."
Stone made the Second Team All-Big Ten. He racked up 70 tackles, broke up five passes and forced three fumbles. He had four interceptions as a sophomore.
Thank you Hawkeye Nation ! 💛🖤 pic.twitter.com/5fevCAa6hs
— Geno Stone (@GenoStone22) January 6, 2020