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2023 College football transfer portal tracker: Spencer Sanders to Ole Miss
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2023 College football transfer portal tracker: Spencer Sanders to Ole Miss

Updated Feb. 10, 2023 11:47 a.m. ET

College football’s new transfer portal window officially opened on Dec. 5, 2022, and despite new NCAA transfer windows being adopted and put into place, many players have already announced that they will be leaving their current school and looking for a new home in 2023.

Who is already on the move, and which stars will be this year’s biggest standout transfers?

Here's a look at the most noteworthy names to enter the transfer portal so far this offseason, by date.

Feb. 7

San Diego State OL Josh Simmons

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Starting right tackle Simmons, a 6-foot-6, 305-pound sophomore, announced his plans to enter the transfer portal after starting all 13 games in 2022 as a redshirt freshman. He played 799 snaps over that span and was the most penalized player on the line last season. His departure reportedly came as a surprise to the SDSU staff. With Simmons' depareture, the Aztecs have had nine of the 23 freshmen from their 2021 recruiting class leave the program.

Feb. 1

Former LSU DE Zavier Carter to UNLV

2022 stats: Five tackles (four solo), one sack, one forced fumble
Why it matters: Carter, a four-star prospect in the 2021 signing class, will have two seasons plus a redshirt year at UNLV. The 6-foot-4, 193-pound Atlanta, Georgia product notched seven tackles, a tackle for loss, a sack, a forced fumble and a pass breakup in 18 games for LSU over two seasons. He was the 16th LSU player to enter the transfer portal.

Former Arkansas OL Marcus Henderson to Memphis

Why it matters: The former 4-star commit was injured for most of 2022, appearing in two games in 2021 and five games his freshman season, mostly on special teams, in 2020. The Memphis, Tennessee native was the 21st Razorback to enter the portal since August.

Jan. 19

Former Miami (Fla.) QB Jake Garcia to Missouri

2022 stats: 59.6% completion percentage, 803 passing yards, five touchdowns, four interceptions
Why it matters: Garcia, who was a highly-touted recruit in the 2021 class, committed to the Tigers two days after entering the transfer portal. He played two years at Miami, throwing for 950 yards, seven touchdowns and four interceptions. Garcia is expected to enroll immediately and compete with Brady Cook for the starting QB role in 2023.

Former Oklahoma State QB Spencer Sanders to Ole Miss

2022 stats: 57.6% completion percentage, 2,642 passing yards, 17 touchdowns, nine interception
Why it matters: Sanders is one of the most accomplished quarterbacks in Oklahoma State history, leading the Pokes to the Big 12 championship game and eventual Fiesta Bowl comeback victory over Notre Dame in the 2021 season. He's a graduate transfer and has one more year of eligibility.

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Former Oregon State LB Omar Speights to LSU

2022 stats: 308 career tackles
Why it matters: Speights was a first-team All-Pac-12 selection last season. In addition to his impressive tackle numbers, he also has 25 tackles for loss, three interceptions and three fumble recoveries in his career.

Jan. 18

Former USC WR Kyle Ford to UCLA

2022 stats: 20 catches for 365 yards and two touchdowns in 12 games
Why it matters: The 6-foot-2, 225-pound Ford emerged as a top target for Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams and the Trojans over the second half of last season. His 18.3 yards per catch led the team. Ford, a Southern California native, stays home to join a Bruins team he played a big role in helping defeat when USC faced UCLA in November.

Former LSU QB Walker Howard to Ole Miss

2022 stats: 50% completion percentage, seven yards
Why it matters: Howard was a top-50 prospect in the 2022 class. He spent one season at LSU in a backup role, appearing in two games behind Jayden Daniels and Garrett Nussmeier. Howard joins an Ole Miss program that returns Jaxson Dart in 2023 but lost backup QB Luke Altmyer to the transfer portal.

Jan. 17

Colorado QB J.T. Shrout

2022 stats: 44.3% completion percentage, 1,220 passing yards, seven touchdowns, eight interceptions
Why it matters: Shrout began his career at Tennessee, where he played from 2018-20. He transferred to Colorado and appeared in nine games for the Buffalos this past season. In total, Shrout has 1,714 career passing yards and 12 touchdowns in 17 games, with eight starts.

Jan. 12

Former USC WR CJ Williams to Wisconsin

2022 stats: Four catches for 34 yards in 11 games
Why it matters: Williams was a top-100 recruit, making this a huge win for new coach Luke Fickell and offensive coordinator Phil Longo as they try to re-work the Badgers' traditionally run-heavy offense.

Jan. 5

Former Wake Forest QB Sam Hartman to Notre Dame 

2022 stats: 63.1% completion percentage, 3,701 passing yards, 38 passing touchdowns, 12 interceptions
Why it matters: Hartman went 27-18 as a Demon Deacons starter, including an 11-3 mark in 2021 that tied the school record for victories in a season. He finished his Wake Forest career with 12,967 passing yards and 110 passing scores, while also adding 855 rushing yards and 17 rushing scores. He's the ACC all-time leader in passing touchdowns.

Former Alabama RB Trey Sanders to TCU

2022 stats: 14 carries, 80 rushing yards, one rushing touchdown, two catches, 13 receiving yards
Why it matters: Sanders, who was a five-star prospect in the 2019 class, becomes the third ex-Alabama player to pick TCU in recent weeks, joining wide receiver JoJo Earle and offensive lineman Tommy Brockermeyer. Despite dealing with injuries for much of his time at Alabama, Sanders totaled 528 rushing yards and three rushing scores at Alabama.

Jan. 4

Utah RB Micah Bernard

2022 stats: 106 rushing attempts for 533 yards and four touchdowns; 34 receptions for 314 yards and one touchdown
Why it matters: Bernard never fully established himself as a full-fledged starter at Utah but showed his all-around potential when called upon. He entered the transfer portal two days after Utah's Rose Bowl loss to Penn State on Jan. 2.

Texas A&M DE Anthony Lucas

2022 stats: Five total tackles
Why it matters: Lucas was a key member of the Aggies' historic 2022 class of high school signees, as the consensus four-star was the top prospect in the state of Arizona that year, per 247Sports. However, Lucas was one of four players suspended in October for an off-field incident — and has now become the last of that quartet to enter the portal.

Jan. 3

Ohio State CB Jakailin "JK" Johnson

2022 stats: 20 total tackles
Why it matters: Johnson, a former four-star recruit from the class of 2021, became the first Buckeye to enter the transfer portal after Ohio State's 42-41 loss to Georgia in the College Football Playoff semifinal on New Year's Eve 2022.

Dec. 30, 2022

Former SMU QB Tanner Mordecai to Wisconsin

2022 stats: 65% completion percentage, 3,524 passing yards, 33 passing touchdowns, 10 interceptions
Why it matters: Mordecai began his career at Oklahoma, where he spent three seasons before transferring to SMU. He enjoyed two standout years there, totaling 7,152 passing yards and 72 passing touchdowns. Now, he is set to join new Wisconsin coach Fickell and offensive coordinator Longo and Oklahoma QB transfer Nick Evers.

Dec. 26, 2022

Former Texas QB Hudson Card to Purdue

2022 stats: 68.4% completion percentage, 928 passing yards, six passing touchdowns, one interception
Why it matters: Card was a highly-touted recruit coming out of high school, ranked as the No. 59 prospect overall in the 2020 class and the No. 2 dual-threat quarterback, per 247Sports. He redshirted as a true freshman before playing behind Casey Thompson in 2021, appearing in eight games and making two starts under center.

Dec. 24, 2022

Former Clemson QB D.J. Uiagalelei to Oregon State

2022 stats: 61.9% completion percentage, 2,521 passing yards, 22 touchdowns, seven interceptions
Why it matters: Uiagalelei entered Clemson with a mountain of expectations as a consensus five-star prospect, expected to carry the torch from national champions Deshaun Watson and Trevor Lawrence before him and keep the Tigers in national championship contention. However, both he and Clemson failed to live up to expectations in the two seasons he was the team's starting quarterback, as Clemson failed to make the ACC title game last season and got knocked out of College Football Playoff contention in the last week of the 2022 season with a blowout loss to archrival South Carolina

Former Pittsburgh QB Kedon Slovis to BYU

2022 Stats: 58.4% completion percentage, 2,397 passing yards, 10 touchdowns, nine interceptions
Why it matters: A former three-star prospect, Slovis burst on the scene during his freshman season at USC in 2019, taking over after an opening-game injury to JT Daniels and leading the Trojans to an 8-4 regular-season record. He regressed sharply and struggled with injury in 2021, however. He has passed for 9,973 yards, 68 touchdowns and 33 interceptions across 38 career games.

Dec. 21, 2022

Former Jackson State WR/DB Travis Hunter to Colorado

2022 offensive stats: 18 receptions, 188 receiving yards, four touchdown catches
2022 defensive stats: 19 total tackles, 10 passes defensed, two interceptions, one fumble recovered
Why it matters: Hunter made history when the No. 1 overall prospect and erstwhile FSU commit flipped to JSU on signing day, joining Deion Sanders and becoming the highest-rated prospect in the modern recruiting era to sign with an HBCU. He played on both sides of the ball for the Tigers as a true freshman season, and now he's rejoining Sanders at Colorado.

Former Jackson State QB Shedeur Sanders to Colorado

2022 stats: 70.6% completion percentage, 3,732 passing yards, 40 passing touchdowns; 173 rushing yards, six rushing touchdowns
Why it matters: Sanders put up huge numbers during his two seasons at JSU, throwing for 6,963 yards and 70 scores. He capped his JSU career by throwing for 349 yards and totaling five scores in a Celebration Bowl loss to NC Central.

Cal QB Jack Plummer

2022 stats: 62.5% completion percentage, 3,095 passing yards, 21 passing touchdowns
Why it matters: After starting his career at Purdue, Plummer transferred to Cal and enjoyed an outstanding 2022 campaign. The 6-foot-5, 215-pound QB threw for a career-high 3,095 yards and 21 touchdowns this past season.

Former Washington State LB Francisco Mauigoa to Miami (Fla.)

2022 stats: 60 tackles, 3.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, one interception
Why it matters: Mauigoa finished with 60 tackles last season. He made a big jump from his freshman to sophomore year and will have the chance to compete for a starting role on a team that should be among the best in the ACC next season.

Georgia TE Arik Gilbert

2022 stats: Two catches, 16 yards, one touchdown
Why it matters: The five-star prospect began his college career at LSU, where he received first-team freshman All-SEC honors after catching 35 passes for 368 yards and two touchdowns. He left LSU after his freshman year and ended up at Georgia, where he has only two catches for 16 yards and a touchdown. He should receive plenty of interest.

Former Texas A&M DL Tunmise Adeleye to Michigan State

2022 stats: Six tackles
Why it matters: Adeleye was a huge recruit in the 2021 class, ranked as the No. 8 defensive lineman in the nation, per 247Sports. The 6-foot-4, 290-pound tackle started the first two games of the 2022 season for the Aggies before suffering an injury. He has the size to play defensive tackle but also possesses the explosiveness to play defensive end.

Former Ohio State LB Teradja Mitchell to Florida

2022 stats:
Why it matters: Mitchell is heading to Florida after totaling 62 tackles in three seasons at Ohio State. He played primarily on special teams this past season. He joins a Florida team coming off a 6-7 season. 

Former Arizona State QB Emory Jones to Cincinnati

2022 stats: 62.8% completion percentage
Why it matters: Jones has plenty of experience, spending four seasons at Florida from 2018-21 before starting under center at Arizona State in 2022. The former four-star prospect has totaled 4,880 passing yards and 33 passing touchdowns over his career, along with 1,304 rushing yards and 14 scores on the ground.

Dec. 20, 2022

Former Wisconsin QB Graham Mertz to Florida

2022 stats: 57.3% competition percentage, 2,136 passing yards, 19 passing touchdowns
Why it matters: Mertz had an up-and-down four years at Wisconsin, throwing for more than 5,400 yards and 38 scores. The former highly-touted prospect struggled with turnovers during his time in Madison, throwing 26 interceptions in 32 career starts. The Gators have lost starter Anthony Richardson, who opted to declare for the 2023 NFL Draft.

Former West Virginia QB JT Daniels to Rice

2022 stats: 61.2% competition percentage, 2,107 passing yards, 13 passing touchdowns
Why it matters: The well-traveled signal-caller, who is headed to his fourth school, has committed to Rice after combining to go 17-12 as a starter for USC, Georgia and West Virginia. Daniels started 10 games under center for WVU this past season, throwing for 2,107 yards and 13 touchdowns. He is expected to start at QB for the Owls in 2023, joining standout wide receiver Luke McCaffery, younger brother of San Francisco 49ers star running back Christian McCaffery.

Former Texas Tech QB Donovan Smith to Houston

2022 stats: 66.2% completion percentage, 1,505 passing yards, 12 passing touchdowns; 116 rushing yards, seven rushing touchdowns
Why it matters: The Cougars are heading to the Big 12 with a new quarterback under center. The former Texas Tech standout is headed to Houston, joining a team looking for a new signal-caller as Clayton Tune is set to head to the NFL. 

Former Indiana QB Jack Tuttle to Michigan

2022 stats: 75% completion percentage, 82 passing yards, one touchdown
Why it matters: Tuttle is an experienced quarterback who passed for more than 900 yards during his time at Indiana. With Cade McNamara heading to Iowa, Tuttle could serve as J.J. McCarthy's primary backup under center in 2023.

Former Miami (Fla.) DB Avantae Williams to Maryland

2022 stats: Nine tackles
Why it matters: Williams was a highly touted recruit coming out of high school, ranked as the No.  2 safety prospect in the 2020 class, per 247Sports. He spent two seasons at Miami, totaling 27 tackles and an interception.

Former NC State QB Devin Leary to Kentucky

2022 stats: 61.1% completion percentage, 1,265 passing yards, 11 touchdowns, 4 interceptions
Why it matters: Leary missed the final six games of the 2022 season due to injury. He was considered by many to be one of the top available transfer quarterbacks on the market, totaling 6,807 career passing yards and 62 passing touchdowns with NC State. He will serve as a solid replacement for Will Levis, who is expected to be a top pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.

Dec. 19, 2022

Former Oklahoma State LB Mason Cobb to USC

2022 stats: 96 total tackles, 13 tackles for loss, two sacks, one interception, one forced fumble
Why it matters: Cobb, the Cowboys' leading tackler in 2022, bolsters a Trojans linebacker unit that struggled and dealt with several injuries last season.

Former Arizona State DE Joe Moore to Washington

2022 stats: 24 total tackles, four tackles for loss, two sacks, one fumble recovery
Why it matters: Moore was a key part of Arizona State's pass rush in 2022 and figures to play a similar role for Pac-12 rival Washington, joining what could be a formidable defensive front in Seattle.

Former Notre Dame QB Drew Pyne to Arizona State

2022 stats: 64.6% completion percentage, 2,021 passing yards, 22 touchdowns, six interceptions
Why it matters: Pyne is a three-year player who started 10 games for the Irish this year, going 8-2 in his 10 starts.

Former USC LB Ralen Goforth to Washington

2022 stats: 43 total tackles, one interception, one fumble recovery, one touchdown
Why it matters: Goforth was a key member of the Trojans defense for three seasons and appeared in 11 games in 2022.

Former Arizona WR Dorian Singer to USC

2022 stats: 66 receptions, 1,105 receiving yards, six touchdown receptions
Why it matters: Singer is one of the most accomplished receivers to hit the transfer portal, having played a crucial role in the Wildcats' dynamic passing attack. USC is familiar with Singer, as he had a three-touchdown performance against the Trojans on Oct. 29, 2022.

Dec. 18, 2022

Former Purdue OL Spencer Holstege to UCLA

Why it matters: Holstege, who started 31 games for the 2022 Big Ten West champs, provides a major boost for a Bruins team that needed to shore up their offensive line for new QBs Collin Schlee (Kent State) and Dante Moore (Oregon).

Former Alabama CB Khyree Jackson to Oregon

2022 stats: Six total tackles
Why it matters: Despite playing sparingly in 2022, the former four-star junior college transfer picked up several Power 5 offers including from Penn State, Maryland and USC before committing to Dan Lanning and the Ducks.

Former Alabama OL Javion Cohen to Miami (Fla.)

Why it matters: Former Alabama offensive line coach Mario Cristobal helped build Oregon back into a top-10 team as head coach by recruiting well in the trenches. Cristobal is looking to follow the same approach at his alma mater.

Former Texas A&M QB Haynes King to Georgia Tech

2022 stats: 55.6% completion percentage, 1,220 passing yards, seven touchdowns, six interceptions
Why it matters: King was a former four-star prospect who appeared in 10 games (seven starts) in three years at Texas A&M. He began the 2022 season as the team's starter, playing well in a season-opening victory over Sam Houston

Former Texas EDGE Prince Dorbah to Arizona State

2022 stats: Seven total tackles, one tackle for loss
Why it matters: Dorbah was a top in-state recruit for the Longhorns in the class of 2020 but never saw much playing time under new head coach Steve Sarkisian. He'll get a fresh start alongside Arizona State assistant coach Bryan Carrington.

Former Coastal Carolina LB Josaiah Stewart to Michigan

2022 stats: 37 tackles, 3.5 sacks, one forced fumble
Why it matters: Stewart had a massive freshman season in 2021, recording 43 tackles and 12.5 sacks en route to earning freshman All-American honors. While he did not match that production in his sophomore campaign, Stewart still enjoyed a solid 2022 year, helping lead the Chanticleers to a 9-3 record and a spot in the Sun Belt title game.

Former Alabama WR Aaron Anderson to LSU

Why it matters: Anderson, a former five-star prospect, redshirted in his first collegiate season after suffering an early-season injury. The New Orleans native joins coach Brian Kelly in Baton Rouge.

Former Georgia Tech QB Jeff Sims to Nebraska

2022 stats: 58.5% completion percentage, 1,115 passing yards, five passing touchdowns, three interceptions; 302 rushing yards, one rushing touchdown
Why it matters: Sims was a three-year starter at Georgia Tech who has thrown for more than 4,000 yards and 30 touchdowns in his collegiate career. He can also get it done with his legs, totaling more than 1,000 yards and 11 scores on the ground. Sims started the first seven games of the 2022 campaign before suffering a foot injury in October 2022.

Former Oregon LB Justin Flowe to Arizona

2022 Stats: 35 total tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss
Why it matters: Flowe dealt with injuries during his three seasons with the Ducks, but, when healthy, showed flashes of the talent that made him one of the top players in his high school class. He racked up 14 tackles in his collegiate debut in Oregon's 2021 opener but missed the rest of the season due to injury. He had 35 tackles in 10 games in 2022. 

Former Georgia DL Bill Norton to Arizona

2022 stats: Three total tackles
Why it matters: Norton saw action in all 13 games this past season for the defending national champions, primarily as a backup and on special teams. He will likely see a bigger role for Jedd Fisch's squad in Tucson.

Former LSU WR Jack Bech to TCU

2022 stats: 16 receptions for 200 yards and one touchdown
Why it matters: Though Bech suited up for all 12 of LSU's games, he failed to record a catch in four of them. He will join a TCU program looking to build off a surprising College Football Playoff berth in 2022.

Former Arizona CB Christian Roland-Wallace to USC

2022 stats: 42 catches, six passes defensed
Why it matters: Roland-Wallace started 29 games for the Wildcats and fills a big need for the Trojans as top cornerback Mekhi Blackmon is out of eligibility and likely headed for the NFL draft.

Dec. 17, 2022

Former Alabama WR JoJo Earle to TCU

2022 stats: 12 catches, 155 yards, two touchdowns
Why it matters: The former four-star prospect committed to Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide, where he totaled 24 catches for 303 yards and two scores in two seasons. He's headed home to play for Sonny Dykes and the Horned Frogs.

Former Kent State QB Collin Schlee to UCLA

2022 stats: 59.0% completion percentage, 2,109 passing yards, 13 passing touchdowns, five interceptions
Why it matters: The Bruins will be looking for a replacement under center, as four-year starter Dorian Thompson-Robinson is heading to the NFL. In addition to throwing for 2,109 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2022, Schlee also totaled 492 yards and four touchdowns on the ground. He has two years of eligibility remaining.

Former Oklahoma QB Nick Evers to Wisconsin

Why it matters: Fickell went to work quickly to improve the Badgers' quarterback room by adding former Oklahoma signal-caller Nick Evers. A former four-star recruit out of Texas, Evers was the No. 8-ranked QB in the 2022 class, according to 247Sports. He backed up Dillon Gabriel at Oklahoma this past season and should have a chance to compete for the starting QB job at Wisconsin after former starter Graham Mertz entered the transfer portal.

Dec. 16, 2022

Arkansas DB Jalen Catalon

2022 stats: Eight tackles
Why it matters: Catalon was a preseason second-team All-American selection heading into his sophomore year, but he suffered a season-ending injury. He has been limited to just seven games the last two seasons due to injury. Catalon has totaled 159 tackles, five interceptions and three forced fumbles at Arkansas.

Kentucky OT Kiyaunta Goodwin

Why it matters: Goodwin is a massive prospect, both literally and figuratively. The 6-foot-8, 351-pound offensive tackle was a five-star prospect in the 2022 class. He signed with Kentucky and appeared in 11 games as a true freshman.

Dec. 15, 2022

Stanford OT Walter Rouse

Why it matters: Rouse has been a four-year starter at the left tackle for Stanford. His decision to transfer comes in the aftermath of David Shaw resigning as head coach at the conclusion of the 2022 regular season.

Syracuse DB Ja'Had Carter

2022 stats: 35 tackles, three interceptions
Why it matters: Carter is a three-year starter who has recorded 135 tackles and five interceptions during his time at Syracuse. He was the ninth Syracuse player to depart the program this offseason, joining fellow DB Duce Chestnut.

Former Nebraska LB Ernest Hausmann to Michigan

2022 stats: 54 tackles, one sack
Why it matters: Hausmann started seven games as a true freshman at Nebraska in 2022. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound linebacker recorded 54 tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery in 10 games.

Oregon OT Dawson Jaramillo

Why it matters: Jaramillo is a fifth-year junior who appeared in 10 games for the Ducks this past season. The 6-foot-5, 305-pound Jaramillo has experience playing both guard and tackle.

Dec. 14, 2022

Western Kentucky LB JaQues Evans

2022 stats: 101 tackles, eight sacks, two fumble recoveries
Why it matters: Evans was a force for the Hilltoppers in 2022, recording a team-high 101 tackles.

Former Michigan TE Erick All to Iowa

2022 stats: Three catches, 36 yards
Why it matters: All was named a team captain after a 2021 season in which he recorded 38 catches for 437 yards and two touchdowns, and he kept his captaincy after undergoing season-ending back surgery in September.

Former Arizona DL Kyon Barrs to USC

2022 stats: 39 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss
Why it matters: Barrs enjoyed a productive four years at Arizona, improving each season he was there. The 6-foot-3, 310 pound defensive lineman recorded 102 tackles and five sacks at Arizona.

Dec. 13, 2022

LSU S Derrick Davis Jr.

2022 stats: Four total tackles
Why it matters: Davis was one of the top safeties in the class of 2021 and saw 12 games of action in his true freshman season. He redshirted in 2022, only appearing in four games amid rumors he may convert to running back, where he starred as a two-way player in high school.

Ohio State S Jantzen Dunn

Why it matters: The Buckeyes had high hopes for Dunn, a former four-star prospect, but he suffered a season-ending knee injury early in his freshman year in 2021 and appeared in just four games this past season — all on special teams.

Dec. 12, 2022

Former South Carolina TE Jaheim Bell to Florida State

2022 stats: 25 receptions, 231 receiving yards, two touchdown receptions
Why it matters: Bell still has two seasons of eligibility left after a productive year in the Gamecocks' offense and is considered the top tight end to have entered the portal this cycle.

Former Indiana LB Dasan McCullough to Oklahoma

2022 stats: 48 tackles, four sacks
Why it matters: McCullough was the highest-ranked prospect in Indiana's 2022 recruiting class. He recorded 49 total tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and four sacks as a true freshman, while starting all 12 games for the Hoosiers.

Michigan State WR Germie Bernard

2022 stats: Seven catches, 128 yards, two touchdowns
Why it matters: The former four-star prospect saw action in nine games last season, hauling in seven catches for 128 yards and two scores, including the first score of the season for the Spartans in Week 1.

Coastal Carolina QB Grayson McCall

2022 stats: 69.1% completion percentage, 2,633 passing yards, 24 passing touchdowns; 183 rushing yards, five rushing touchdowns
Why it matters: McCall has started for the Chanticleers the past three seasons and is considered one of the top quarterbacks in the country. He has thrown for over 2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns in three straight seasons. McCall, a three-time Sun Belt Player of the Year award winner, has two seasons of eligibility remaining.

South Carolina RB MarShawn Lloyd

2022 stats: 573 rushing yards, nine rushing touchdowns, 18 catches; 176 receiving yards, two receiving touchdowns
Why it matters: Lloyd is set to relocate to a new school after leading the Gamecocks with 573 rushing yards in 2022. The 5-foot-9, 212-pound back has totaled 801 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns in two seasons.

Virginia LB Nick Jackson

2022 stats: 104 tackles, five sacks, one fumble recovery
Why it matters: Jackson has been one of the most productive linebackers in his three-year career. The former three-star recruit has topped 100 tackles in three straight seasons and has totaled 352 tackles during his time as a Cavalier.

West Virginia WR Kaden Prather

2022 stats: 52 catches, 501 receiving yards, three touchdowns
Why it matters: Prather is a big-bodied receiver, standing at 6-foot-4, 211 pounds, with the ability to stretch the field and make plays. He ranked second on this West Virginia team in catches with 52 and third in receiving yards with 501.

Former Western Michigan RB Sean Tyler to Oklahoma State

2022 stats: 209 carries, 1,027 rushing yards, seven rushing touchdowns; 12 catches, 111 receiving yards, one receiving touchdown
Why it matters: Tyler was one of the most productive rushers in college football throughout the past two seasons. He totaled 2,830 yards and 23 touchdowns on the ground during his time at Western Michigan.

Dec. 11, 2022

Former Alabama WR Traeshon Holden to Oregon

2022 stats: 25 catches, 331 yards, six touchdowns
Why it matters: Holden ranked third among Alabama wide receivers with 331 yards and second in touchdown catches with six this season. He should help fill the gap left by the departures of Chase Cota and Dont'e Thornton.

Dec. 9, 2022

New Mexico CB Adari Haulcy

2022 stats: 87 tackles, three tackles for loss, two interceptions
Why it matters: Haulcy was a freshman All-American with the Lobos and will likely have interest from Power 5 schools, giving him the chance to take his talents to a bigger stage.

Kent State WR Devontez Walker

2022 stats: 58 receptions, 921 yards, 11 touchdown catches
Why it matters: Walker was the Golden Flashes' leading receiver in 2022, and instantly becomes a candidate to follow former head coach Sean Lewis to Colorado, where Lewis has joined new Buffaloes head coach Sanders as offensive coordinator.

Cincinnati EDGE Mario Eugenio

Why it matters: Cincinnati narrowly beat out Michigan for Eugenio's commitment, but he decided to take his talents elsewhere following the departure of longtime coach Fickell. The Wolverines could vie again for Eugenio, as could former Michigan defensive line coach Shaun Nua, who recruited Eugenio in Ann Arbor and now has the same position with USC.

Dec. 8, 2022

North Carolina DE Keeshawn Silver

2022 stats: Three tackles
Why it matters: Silver, a five-star recruit and 247Sports' No. 6-ranked defensive lineman in the 2021 class, played sparingly in his redshirt freshman season, recording three tackles.

Former South Carolina TE Austin Stogner to Oklahoma

2022 stats: 20 receptions, 210 yards, one touchdown
Why it matters: Stogner is returning to the place he started his college career. The longtime Sooner previously followed quarterback Spencer Rattler and former position coach Shane Beamer to South Carolina following the 2021 season.

UNLV RB Aidan Robbins

2022 stats: 209 attempts, 1,011 rushing yards, nine rushing touchdowns; 23 receptions, 125 receiving yards, one receiving touchdown
Why it matters: Robbins transferred from Louisville before last season and saw immediate success as the Rebels' leading rusher. He's on the move again, however, after UNLV fired head coach Marcus Arroyo and brought in former Arkansas defensive coordinator and Missouri head coach Barry Odom to lead the program.

Arizona State OL Ben Scott

Why it matters: Scott, who started at center for the Sun Devils this past season, is the second former first-stringer on Arizona State's offensive line to enter the transfer portal since the end of the season.

Arizona State WR Cam Johnson

2022 stats: Nine receptions, 75 receiving yards
Why it matters: Johnson, who arrived in Tempe from Vanderbilt last offseason, was expected to provide a boost to the Sun Devils' offense. However, Arizona State struggled mightily, head coach Herm Edwards was fired after an early-season loss to Eastern Michigan, and now Johnson has chosen to look elsewhere.

Florida State S Sam McCall

Why it matters: McCall was a highly-sought-after prospect in the class of 2022 before committing to the Seminoles, ranking as a top-five safety in the nation. McCall left the team in late November, so his entry into the portal is hardly a surprise. The former four-star has yet to play in college and thus has a full four years of eligibility remaining.

Dec. 7, 2022

Texas A&M WR Chris Marshall

2022 stats: 11 receptions, 108 receiving yards
Why it matters: Marshall was a big part of the Aggies' historic 2022 recruiting class as one of the top receivers in the country coming out of high school. The former five-star had offers from several other powerhouse programs including Alabama, USC and LSU before committing to Texas A&M, and will likely see interest from top schools again.

North Carolina DB Storm Duck

2022 stats: 46 tackles, three interceptions, one forced fumble
Why it matters: He enjoyed a solid 2022 campaign, recording 46 tackles and a team-high three interceptions.

Cincinnati DE Noah Potter, WRs Jadon Thompson and Nick Mardner

2022 stats: Potter (18 tackles, 2.5 sacks), Thompson (27 catches, 393 yards, one touchdown), Mardner (19 catches, 282 yards, three touchdowns)
Why it matters: Potter was a four-star prospect coming out of high school who transferred from Ohio State to Cincinnati. Thompson and Mardner were both contributors in the Bearcats' passing game in 2022. Thompson was more of a big-play threat, averaging 14.6 yards-per-catch, while Mardner is a big-bodied red-zone target, standing at 6-foot-6.

Dec. 6, 2022

Oklahoma DE Clayton Smith

2022 stats: Five tackles
Why it matters: Smith's career statistics certainly don't jump off the page, but the fact that he was a former top-40 recruit in the 2021 class does. According to 247Sports, Smith was the No. 38 overall prospect and the No. 2-ranked edge rusher in the nation coming out of high school. He only appeared in two games this past season.

Oklahoma State RB Dominic Richardson

2022 stats: 543 rushing yards, eight rushing touchdowns, 22 catches, 220 receiving yards
Why it matters: The three-year back had an impressive 2022 campaign, finishing the year with 543 yards and eight scores on the ground. He amassed 1,425 yards and 15 touchdowns during his three seasons at Oklahoma State. 

Wisconsin RB Isaac Guerendo

2022 stats: 385 rushing yards, five rushing touchdowns, 17 catches, 115 receiving yards, one receiving touchdown
Why it matters: Guerendo backed up Braelon Allen last season and showed some big-play ability throughout the year.

Miami (Fla.) RB Jaylan Knighton

2022 stats: 423 rushing yards, one touchdown, nine catches, 82 yards
Why it matters: Knighton was a big-time recruit coming out of high school. His best season came in 2021, when he finished with 561 yards and eight touchdowns on the ground, while adding 20 catches for 280 yards and three scores through the air. He has totaled 1,193 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns in three seasons with the Hurricanes.

Former Arizona State OL LaDarius Henderson to Michigan

Why it matters: Henderson was one of the Sun Devils' best players and locker room leaders over the past two seasons, grading as one of the top guards in the country. He adds more physicality to the back-to-back Big Ten champions.

Dec. 5, 2022

Iowa LB Jestin Jacobs

2022 stats: Six total tackles, one tackle for loss, one pass defensed
Why it matters: Jacobs was a four-star recruit in the class of 2019 out of Ohio who was recruited by Ohio State but committed to the Hawkeyes instead. He played in all 14 of Iowa's games in 2021 and recorded 53 tackles, but his 2022 season was cut short after two games due to injury. 

Former Wisconsin DE Tristan Monday to Arizona State

Why it matters: The former three-star prospect is a redshirt freshman who still has four years of eligibility.

Arkansas WR Ketron Jackson

2022 stats: 16 receptions, 277 yards, three touchdowns
Why it matters: The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Jackson is a former four-star recruit in the 2021 class.

North Carolina CB Tony Grimes

2022 stats: 36 total tackles, one forced fumble, seven pass breakups
Why it matters: The former five-star recruit and one of UNC's highest-rated signees appeared in 37 games for the Tar Heels.

Ole Miss QB Luke Altmyer

2022 stats: 8-for-17 passing, 125 yards, two touchdowns, one interception
Why it matters: Altmyer narrowly lost Ole Miss's quarterback competition to USC transfer Dart before the 2022 season.

Oklahoma State S Thomas Harper

2022 stats: Three passes defensed, 30 total tackles, one interception
Why it matters: Harper played in 42 games over parts of four seasons for the Cowboys, tying his career high for total tackles in a season with 30 despite only playing in seven games in 2022. 

Iowa WR Arland Bruce IV

2022 stats: 19 catches, 187 yards, one touchdown
Why it matters: The transfer of former Michigan quarterback McNamara to Iowa apparently was not enough to convince Bruce to stay. Bruce had the fourth-most receiving yards on the 2022 Hawkeyes.

Florida RB Nay'Quan Wright

2022 stats: 47 carries, 190 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns; one catch, 14 receiving yards
Why it matters: Wright was mainly a rotation back at Florida but could see a bigger role somewhere else.

Virginia CB Fentrell Cypress II

2022 stats: 14 passes defensed, 39 total tackles, one interception
Why it matters: Cypress is considered one of the best players currently available in the portal, and reports have already connected the graduate transfer to name-brand programs such as Ohio State, Michigan and Texas.

Oklahoma WRs Brian Darby and Trevon West

Why it matters: Both receivers primarily spent time on special teams this year, but their departure adds another blow to the Sooners' depth.

Missouri WR Dominic Lovett

2022 stats: 56 catches, 846 receiving yards, 3 touchdowns
Why it matters: Lovett was the Tigers' leading receiver and had the fourth-most receiving yards in the SEC in 2022.

Arkansas QB Malik Hornsby

2022 stats: 48.1% completion percentage, 268 passing yards, one touchdown, two interceptions; 31 carries, 172 rushing yards
Why it matters: The athletic former four-star recruit was primarily used in designed run plays at Arkansas but could now get a shot to be a starter somewhere else.

Michigan State DL Dashaun Mallory

2022 stats: 16 total tackles, 1.5 tackles for a loss, 0.5 sacks
Why it matters: Mallory's departure decreases the Spartans' depth even further. He has two years of eligibility left after playing in 30 games at Michigan State.

Former Boston College QB Phil Jurkovec to Pittsburgh

2022 stats: 59.5% competition percentage, 1,711 passing yards, 11 touchdowns, eight interceptions
Why it matters: After spending his first two years at Notre Dame, Jurkovec transferred to Boston College, where he has served as the Eagles' starting quarterback for the past three seasons. He started 23 games in his three seasons at BC, totaling over 5,000 passing yards and 35 passing touchdowns. He also added 429 yards and nine scores on the ground.

Dec. 1, 2022

Former Michigan QB Cade McNamara to Iowa

2022 stats: 56% completion percentage, 180 passing yards, one passing touchdown, one interception
Why it matters: McNamara helped lead Michigan to a Big Ten championship and its first appearance in the College Football Playoff in 2021. He started all 14 games for the Wolverines that season, throwing for 2,470 yards and 15 scores, with just four interceptions. He began the 2022 campaign in a QB battle with J.J. McCarthy before suffering a season-ending leg injury in Week 3. McNamara will aim to turn around Iowa's offense, which was one of the worst in 2022.

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