The spring transfer portal window is open in college football and here’s a look at what to expect, as well as some basic things to know.
The college football transfer portal is open for business once again. After a 45-day window in the winter, another transfer portal window has opened today, April 15th.
This transfer portal window will last for 15 days. It’s important to note that players don’t have just 15 days to make a final decision about their future. However, they do only have the next 15 days to enter the transfer portal, with the exception of graduates who have different rules.
It will be interesting to see how many big names enter the transfer portal this time around, but I wouldn’t be shocked to see some talented names and the college football transfer portal is already stocked with former four-star recruits.
Colorado had a former starting cornerback enter this morning, while Bear Alexander, a former top-50 overall recruit for Georgia, who had two sacks last year in the national title game, has also entered the transfer portal on the same day the Bulldogs have their spring game.
With so many players entering the portal, college football teams have to work to their scholarship numbers down to 85 by the fall, so expect to see a mass exodus.
I think you’ll see lots of quarterbacks too. There could be some former five-star quarterbacks hitting the college football transfer portal, as well as guys who are sitting second, third, or fourth on the current depth chart.
Georgia, for instance, has three highly-touted quarterbacks on its roster right now and if one of those guys knows he’s sitting third and not likely to be the starter, why wouldn’t he consider going somewhere else and landing an NIL deal?
Some teams will be looking for starting quarterbacks but every college football team will be looking to fill needs. Offensive linemen and defensive linemen with starting experience, recruiting pedigrees, or some college production will be in demand.
Most college football teams could use an addition in the trenches, at least for depth purposes. Yet, fans shouldn’t overreact when they see 15-20 players leaving via the transfer portal. Players will have a better idea about where they stand and coaching staffs can have honest conversations about where guys stand.
So buckle up, college football fans, the next few weeks should be crazy. Here’s the link to the 247 sports college football transfer portal page, which has all the latest additions.