The college football transfer portal is open once again and here’s a look at some of the latest news as things start to pick up.
The spring window for the college football transfer portal has opened up and the entries have been fast and furious.
There probably aren’t as many guys entering as did during the winter window, however, if college football teams have needs to fill, there are plenty of talented players available.
One of those is former Texas wide receiver Brenen Thompson, a four-star wideout from the 2022 class that was ranked 131 overall via the 247 Sports Composite rankings, as well as 20th among wide receivers and 19th in the state of Texas.
Thompson was one of the surprise entries, although nothing is really a surprise in the college football transfer portal, but rival Oklahoma has pounced and has picked up two crystal ball projections for the former Longhorn who had one catch last season for 32 yards.
Brock Vandagriff is staying at Georgia
One of the stories I’ve been watching in terms of the college football transfer portal is that of former five-star quarterback Brock Vandagriff.
Many have wondered if he was going to enter the transfer portal or stay at Georgia. On Wednesday night, we got the answer as Vandagriff will stick around in Athens to compete with Carson Beck for the job this fall.
Beck was outstanding last weekend in the Georgia spring game, throwing for over 200 yards, but Vandagriff also went 5-for-6 for over 80 yards and a touchdown. He did have one interception.
The most disappointed by this news are the teams looking for starting quarterbacks in the college football transfer portal and you can bet if Vandagriff had entered, he wouldn’t have been without a program for long.
Bear Alexander to visit USC
Another surprise entry to the college football transfer portal earlier this week was former top-100 defensive lineman Bear Alexander.
Alexander is 6-foot-3, 325, and was ranked 50h overall in the 2022 class according to the 247 Sports composite rankings. He also made an impact last season and even had two sacks in the national championship game for Georgia.
It was reported on Wednesday that Alexander is visiting USC and it seems like there is a decent chance that the Trojans will be able to lock down his commitment.
If it happens, that will be huge because the Trojans need to get better on defense if they are going to win the Pac-12 title and reach the College Football Playoff. Adding a guy like Bear Alexander, maybe the best defender at a key position, would be a great place to start.