College football: 3 winners and losers from spring transfer portal window
Alabama had some very real needs to fill this spring in the transfer portal window and one of those was at quarterback.
Tyler Buchner entered the portal after Notre Dame football added Sam Hartman and now Buchner is part of a three-way competition to be the starter. Two four-star freshmen are being added to the mix too, so Alabama will have five QBs formerly ranked in the top 125 competing for the job.
Alabama also reinforced the secondary with safety Jalen Key from South Florida and corner Trey Amos from Louisiana. Both players were highly sought in the portal by other college football programs and the Tide did well this spring to fill some needs
Winner: USC Trojans
This list of college football winners this spring in the transfer portal isn’t in order. But if it was, USC would probably come out on top.
Just like last spring, Lincoln Riley absolutely killed it in the transfer portal, landing arguably the top overall player in former Georgia defensive tackle Bear Alexander, while also landing highly-touted offensive lineman Emmanuel Pregnon.
Just about every college football team would have taken Pregnon and the former Wyoming standout will be starting for the Trojans, who reinforced both their offensive and defensive fronts this spring, adding to the No. 2 overall transfer class.
Tre’Quon Fegans is also a four-star cornerback that USC added from Alabama and should shore up a defense that wasn’t good enough to get to the College Football Playoff a year ago.