With a 3-9 season in 2023, Stanford is not joining the ACC in a position of strength. Troy Taylor didn’t do much to change that this offseason, with a transfer portal class of just two players, cornerback Jaivion Green from Washington and linebacker Jahsiah Galvin from Northern Iowa.
As a sophomore, Green made 12 tackles for the Huskies and had one pass breakup while Galvin finished his sophomore season with 67 tackles. Both additions were strong, but it just wasn’t enough to alter the trajectory of the program in a meaningful way, especially considering the nine outgoing transfers, highlighted by running back E.J. Smith.
Smith was the top rusher for Stanford outside of quarterbacks Justin Lamson and Ashton Daniels. Smith ran for 218 yards on 53 carries but didn’t receive nearly enough opportunities to succeed, so he left for Texas A&M.