Cordarrius Bailey enters transfer portal

Iowa State defensive end Cordarrius Bailey (R-So.) (18) walks through the smoke before their season opening game at Jack Trice Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 in Ames. Iowa State takes a 3-0 lead over UNI into halftime. Syndication: DesMoines

Iowa State defensive end Cordarrius Bailey has entered the transfer portal, according to a report from CycloneAlert‘s Michael Swain.

Bailey, a member of Iowa State’s 2017 recruiting class, appeared in 20 games as a Cyclone across three seasons while battling serious injuries for the majority of his career. The Clarksdale, Miss. native finishes his career at Iowa State having registered six total tackles, including three tackles in five games this season.

He has not appeared in any of Iowa State’s last three games. His last recorded tackle was in Iowa State’s win over UNLV on Sept. 18.

Bailey arrived at Iowa State as a three-star recruit in 2017 and picked the Cyclones over offers from Arizona, Louisville and Mississippi State. He missed the entire 2019 season with an Achilles injury and was held out of all but two games by another Achilles injury in 2020.

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