1. Walker Howard, QB, LSU
Overall Transfer Ranking: No. 32
Howard entered the Portal last week after playing behind Jayden Daniels and Garrett Nussmeier this season at LSU. Three 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions point to Ole Miss for first four-star prospect in the Class of 2022. He ranked No. 91 as a product of Lafayette (La.) St. Thomas More. He was the No. 6 quarterback and No. 6 player in Louisiana overall. The young appellant received numerous offers as a freshman, winning scholarships from Alabama, Arkansas, Michigan State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Penn State, Texas A&M and USC.
2. Sam Huard, QB, Washington
Overall Transfer Ranking: No. 115
Huard, the son of former NFL quarterback Brock Huard, was a coveted prospect for the Huskies, but playing behind Michael Penix Jr., who is one of Heisman’s favorites for the 2023 season, he said. that playing time meant something to him.
“I definitely went back and forth,” Huard said. “Before the bowling game, I was leaning so that I could enter the portal after the season. Being down there (in San Antonio for Washington’s Alamo Bowl) I was like, ‘I really like this place’, and it was just a back and forth over the last two weeks and I think that ultimately i made my decision two nights ago and i kind of decided this was going to be my decision and i just kind of weighed all the options and tried to come out of it the emotion side and looking at it in the best way possible, from a business perspective, and just doing what I have to do what’s best for me and my life right now and my future in college football. “
3. Cane Berrong, TE, Notre Dame
Overall Transfer Ranking: No. 155
Wisconsin would be in the mix for Berrong, who entered the portal in December. Jhe 6-foot-3, 243 pounds from Hartwell, Georgia, signed with the Fighting Irish as part of the 2021 class but will end his playing career elsewhere. Berrong played three games in his rookie season in 2021. He saw action against Wisconsin, Cincinnati and Virginia Tech. In 2022, Berrong only appeared in five snaps. He has played less than four games this season.
4. Spencer Sanders, QB, Oklahoma State
Overall Transfer Ranking: No. 156
Sanders entered the portal in December after four seasons as Mike Gundy’s starter in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and the latest indications suggest the former Cowboys signalman may be tied to the SEC. Pete Thamel reported College GameDay on January 2 that Auburn and Ole Miss have expressed interest in Sanders, who guided Oklahoma State to 12 wins and a Big 12 Championship Game appearance in the 2021 season. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Sanders have started for the Cowboys each of the past four seasons. He threw for 9,553 yards in his career to go along with 67 touchdowns, but those numbers came with inconsistent play. Turnovers were an issue — especially early in his cowboy career — a Sanders had 40 interceptions during his Oklahoma state.
5. Truman Jones, DL, Harvard
Overall Transfer Ranking: No. 190
Florida State and Miami were on Jones early after entering the portal after the 2022 season, according to insider reports from 247Sports. He was team captain at Harvard this season and led the team with six sacks and 13 tackles for one loss in 10 games. He also blocked three kicks on special teams.
6. Marquis Robinson, DL, Auburn
Overall Transfer Ranking: No. 198
Robinson, one of the highest-rated players in Auburn’s Class of 2021, entered the portal last January before retiring his name three months later. As a result, he missed all spring training. He returned to the Portal after the 2022 season in December. Robinson has appeared in just two games this season, registering just two tackles. He was part of a massive exodus of players intent on leaving Auburn after Bryan Harsin was fired and Hugh Freeze was hired to wrap up 2022.
7. Juan Powell, BC, ECU
Overall Transfer Ranking: No. 215
Powell, a part-time starting safety and cornerback with ECU, entered the portal on Jan. 6. Powell has spent the past four seasons with the Pirates, racking up 113 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, two picks and four pass breakups. He has two years of eligibility left. Stephen Igoe noted that aAccording to sources, “Powell quit the team at half-time in the Birmingham Bowl win over Coastal Carolina on December 28. Powell was on the court for pre-game warm-ups and played two team snaps specials in the first half, but did not return to the pitch in the second half and was not present for the post-match celebration.”
8. Chance Nolan, QB, Oregon State
Overall Transfer Ranking: No. 274
Nolan ranks among the most proven passers in the transfer portal and is currently ranked as the fourth best quarterback available. Starting in 12 games for the Beavers in 2021, Nolan threw for 2,677 yards and 19 touchdowns while completing 64.7% of his passes. He also ranked 31st nationally in ESPN’s QBR metric.
“Being a more experienced guy, I’m really looking for the form that allows me to show my ability to play,” Nolan said in an interview with 247Sports’ Chris Hummer. “I have big aspirations to play at the top level and I want to help improve a program.”
9. Chris Thomas, DL, Florida
Overall Transfer Ranking: No. 275
According to Swamp247, Thomas’ lone season in Florida under head coach Billy Napier was rather unconventional. In the same way wide receiver Fenley Graham and security Mordecai McDaniel, Thomas was one of three players fired from the team on June 22 due to what multiple sources said Swamp247 was a discipline-related issue. A former Fort Myers (Florida) Dunbar three-star prospect, Thomas ranked No. 441 overall and No. 54 among defensive linemen in the Class of 2021, according to 247Sports.
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