Power Ranking each ACC team’s performance in the transfer portal

FanSided college football writer Josh Yourish ranks the ACC's performance in the portal based on additions and departures this offseason.

Dec 2, 2023; Charlotte, NC, USA; Florida State Seminoles head coach Mike Norvell
Dec 2, 2023; Charlotte, NC, USA; Florida State Seminoles head coach Mike Norvell / Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports
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438. Louisville. . Outgoing: 18. . . 2. . . Incoming: 26

Jeff Brohm has given his alma mater serious momentum after a surprising 10-4 season in Year 1. Now, after his second offseason, it’s evident that his plan to keep it rolling is to build through the transfer portal, not high school recruiting. 

The Cardinals made a big splash grabbing offensive weapons like Ja’Corey Brooks from Alabama, Peny Boone from Toledo, and Caullin Lacy from South Alabama, but the best addition for Louisville was on the other side of the ball, edge rusher Tyler Baron from Tennessee. Baron recorded only six sacks but racked up 41 pressures, which ranked 50th in the country and posted a 16.6% pass rush win rate which was 53rd. 

The only problem is the former quarterback may have not gotten the most important position right. Brohm had a plethora of options at quarterback after Jack Plummer ran out of eligibility, but instead, he went outside to bring in 24-year-old Tyler Shough from Texas Tech, who has struggled to stay healthy over a six-year college career that began at Oregon in 2018. Shough came to college as a four-star recruit in the same class as Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields.