Quarterback Spencer Rattler jumped into the transfer portal at Oklahoma and popped out at South Carolina. (Photo via Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
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NCAA Transfer Portal: Best Players on the Move in College Football

From Spencer Rattler to Eli Ricks to Max Johnson, tracking the most notable college football players who have departed for new programs for 2022 via the transfer portal

It’s easy to picture the NCAA’s college football transfer portal literally as some sort of stargate or dimensional warp nexus — and to be fair, that would be really, really cool. Either fortunately or unfortunately, the portal itself is much simpler than that.

So… what is the college football transfer portal?

Glad you asked! First launching in October of 2018, it is a platform that allows players to transfer from one school to another with maximum visibility, organization, and — perhaps most importantly — compliance. It didn’t introduce any specific aspect to the process that was totally, 100% new; rather, it unified and simplified existing processes.

Now that we’ve got the housekeeping out of the way, let’s jump right in and track which college football players have pledged themselves to new programs through the transfer portal process — and potentially tipped the balance of power for 2022 and beyond.

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The following is Boardroom’s curated list of notable players who have committed to Power 5 schools for 2022 via the NCAA transfer portal as of Jan. 18 2021.

QB
  • Jayden de Laura: Washington State → Arizona
  • Tommy DeVito: Syracuse → Illinois
  • Quinn Ewers: Ohio State → Texas
  • Dillon Gabriel: UFC → UCLA
  • Max Johnson: LSU → Texas A&M
  • Adrian Martinez: Nebraska → Kansas State
  • Jack Miller: Ohio State → Florida
  • Bo Nix: Auburn → Oregon
  • Maddox Kopp: Houston → Colorado
  • Michael Penix: Indiana → Washington
  • Spencer Rattler: Oklahoma → South Carolina
  • Navy Shuler: Appalachian State → Tennessee
  • Kedon Slovis: USC → Pitt
  • Paul Tyson: Alabama → Arizona State
RB / WR / TE
  • RB Emanni Bailey: Louisiana → TCU
  • TE Luke Benson: Syracuse → Georgia Tech
  • RB Jalen Berger: Wisconsin → Michigan State
  • TE Jahleel Billingsley: Alabama → Texas
  • WR Jake Bobo: Duke → UCLA
  • RB Christopher Brooks: Cal → Purdue
  • RB Noah Cain: Penn State → LSU
  • WR Devin Chandler: Wisconsin → Virginia
  • RB Lyn-J Dixon: Clemson → West Virginia
  • RB Tiyon Evans: Tennessee → Louisville
  • WR Isaiah Garcia-Castaneda: New Mexico State → Nebraska
  • RB Jahmyr Gibbs: Georgia Tech → Alabama
  • WR Jadon Haselwood: Oklahoma → Arkansas
  • RB Josh Henderson: UNC → Indiana
  • WR Tyler Hudson: Central Arkansas → Louisville
  • RB Deondre Jackson: Texas A&M → Nebraska
  • TE Logan Kendall: Idaho → Utah
  • WR Landon Morris: Syracuse → Utah
  • RB Sevion Morrison: Nebraska → Kansas
  • WR Jordan Mosley: Northwestern → Mississippi State
  • RB Henry Parrish: Ole Miss → Miami
  • TE JJ Pegues: Auburn → Ole Miss
  • WR Mycah Pittman: Oregon → Florida State
  • WR Justin Robinson: Georgia → Mississippi State
  • WR Tayvion Robinson: Virginia Tech → Kentucky
  • WR Sean Ryan: West Virginia → Rutgers
  • RB Shaun Shivers: Auburn → Indiana
  • WR Emery Smith: UNC → Indiana
  • WR Deuce Spann: Illinois → Florida State
  • TE Austin Stogner: Oklahoma → South Carolina
  • TE Messiah Swinson: Missouri → Arizona State
  • WR Dee Wiggins: Miami → Louisville
  • WR Johnny Wilson: Arizona State → Florida State
OL
  • T Alan Ali: SMU → TCU
  • G Cade Briggs: New Mexico → Texas Tech
  • T Quinn Carroll: Notre Dame → Minnesota
  • G Sione Finau: FIU → Purdue
  • T Miles Frazier: FIU→ LSU
  • G Corey Gaynor: Miami → UNC
  • T Nolan Gorczyca: Buffalo → Kansas
  • T Bless Harris: Lamar → Florida State
  • T Ryan Jacoby: Ohio State → Pitt
  • G Steven Losoya: Middle Tennessee State → Mississippi State
  • G Kayden Lyles: Wisconsin → Florida State
  • T Gerald Mincey: Florida → Tennessee
  • T Pierce Quick: Alabama → Georgia Tech
  • T Tre’mond Shorts: East Tennessee State → LSU
  • T Paul Tchio: Clemson → Georgia Tech
DL / LB
  • DE MJ Anderson: Minnesota → Iowa State
  • DE Earl Barquet: TCU → USC
  • EDGE Khris Bogle: Florida → Michigan State
  • LB Troy Brown: Central Michigan → Ole Miss
  • LB Aaron Brule: Mississippi State → Michigan State
  • DT Mike Ciaffoni: Colorado State → Rutgers
  • LB Terrence Cooks: Texas → TCU
  • LB: VanDarius Cowan: West Virginia → Maryland
  • DT LeDarrius Cox: Ole Miss → Indiana
  • LB Wendell Davis: Pitt → Northwestern
  • LB Mohamoud Diabate: Florida → Utah
  • DT TeRah Edwards: Northwestern → Illinois
  • LB Eriq Gilyard: UCF → Kansas
  • LB Rodney Groce Jr.: Mississippi State → Iowa State
  • LB Daiyan Henley: Nevada → Washington State
  • EDGE Landon Jackson: LSU → Arkansas
  • LB Bradley Jennings Jr.: Miami → Indiana
  • DE Jake Lichtenstein: USC → Miami
  • DE Sequi Lawton: Cincinnati → West Virginia
  • DT Patrick Lucas: Ole Miss → Indiana
  • DE Nusi Malani: Virginia → Washington State
  • DT Tashawn Manning: Auburn → Kentucky
  • LB Dimitri Moore: Missouri State → Texas Tech
  • LB Kane Patterson: Clemson → Vanderbilt
  • LB Colby Reeder: Delaware → Iowa State
  • LB TD Roof: Appalachian State → Oklahoma
  • LB Drew Sanders: Alabama → Arkansas
  • LB Mohamed Sanogo: Ole Miss → Louisville
  • LB Anthony Solomon: Michigan → Arizona
  • EDGE JH Tevis: Cal → Indiana
  • LB West Weeks: Virginia → LSU
  • LB Jacoby Windmon: UNLV →Michigan State
  • DT Mekhi Wingo: Missouri → LSU
DB
  • CB Marcus Banks: Alabama → Mississippi State
  • CB Greg Brooks Jr.: Arkansas → LSU
  • S Joseph Charleston: Clemson → Missouri
  • CB Tee Denson: Kansas State → Purdue
  • S Joe Foucha: Arkansas → LSU
  • CB Kalon Gervin: Michigan State → Kansas
  • S MJ Griffin: Temple → Louisville
  • CB Joshua Hayes: Virginia → Kansas State
  • CB Tommi Hill: Arizona State → Nebraska
  • CB Jalen Kimber: Georgia → Florida
  • CB Dwight McGlothern: LSU → Arkansas
  • S Bralyn Oliver: Louisville → Syracuse
  • S Tyler Owens: Texas → Texas Tech
  • CB Eli Ricks: LSU → Alabama
  • S Derrick Smith: Illinois → Iowa State
  • CB Ameer Speed: Georgia → Michigan State
  • CB Ryan Stapp: Abilene Chrisitian → Minnesota
  • S Ladarius Tennison: Auburn → Ole Miss
  • CB Jamie Vance: Louisville → Florida State
  • CB Kani Walker: Louisville → Oklahoma
  • S DJ Warnell: UCLA → Arizona
  • S Mekhi Williams-Garner: Louisiana → LSU
  • S Craig Young: Ohio State → Kansas
K / P
  • K Jay Bramblett: Notre Dame → LSU
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