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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Top Players Committed for 2022 via the NCAA Transfer Portal

The following is Boardroom’s curated list of notable players who have committed to Power 5 schools (including Notre Dame) for 2022 via the NCAA transfer portal as of Feb. 17.

QB
  • Robby Ashford: Oregon → Auburn
  • Jayden de Laura: Washington State → Arizona
  • Jayden Daniels: Arizona State → LSU
  • Tommy DeVito: Syracuse → Illinois
  • Quinn Ewers: Ohio State → Texas
  • Dillon Gabriel: UFC → UCLA
  • Deuce Hogan: Iowa → Kentucky
  • Hunter Johnson: Northwestern → Clemson
  • Max Johnson: LSU → Texas A&M
  • Emory Jones: Florida → Arizona State
  • 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
  • Dan Villari: Michigan → Syracuse
  • Cameron Ward: Incarnate Word → Washington State
  • Caleb Williams: Oklahoma → USC
RB / WR / TE
  • WR Jordan Addison: Pitt → USC
  • WR Junior Alexander: Arizona State → Washington
  • RB Emani Bailey: Louisiana → TCU
  • RB Javon Baker: Alabama → Kentucky
  • TE Daniel Barker: Illinois → Michigan State
  • RB Christian Beal-Smith: Wake Forest → South Carolina
  • TE Luke Benson: Syracuse → Georgia Tech
  • RB Jalen Berger: Wisconsin → Michigan State
  • TE Jahleel Billingsley: Alabama → Texas
  • WR Jadan Blue: Temple → Virginia Tech
  • WR Jake Bobo: Duke → UCLA
  • RB Christopher Brooks: Cal → Purdue
  • WR Jermaine Burton: Georgia → Alabama
  • RB Noah Cain: Penn State → LSU
  • RB Lovasea Carroll: Georgia → South Carolina
  • WR Devin Chandler: Wisconsin → Virginia
  • WR Jacob Cowing: UTEP → Arizona
  • RB Lyn-J Dixon: Clemson → West Virginia
  • RB Aaron Dumas: New Mexico → Washington
  • RB Travis Dye: Oregon → USC
  • RB Tiyon Evans: Tennessee → Louisville
  • RB Zach Evans: TCU → Ole Miss
  • WR Isaiah Garcia-Castaneda: New Mexico State → Nebraska
  • RB Jahmyr Gibbs: Georgia Tech → Alabama
  • WR Agiye Hall: Alabama → Texas
  • WR Tyler Harrell: Louisville → Alabama
  • WR: Taj Harris: Syracuse → Rutgers
  • WR Jadon Haselwood: Oklahoma → Arkansas
  • RB Josh Henderson: UNC → Indiana
  • WR Tyler Hudson: Central Arkansas → Louisville
  • RB Mar’Keise Irving: Minnesota → Oregon
  • RB Deondre Jackson: Texas A&M → Nebraska
  • RB Austin Jones: Stanford → USC
  • TE Logan Kendall: Idaho → Utah
  • WR Kyren Lacy: Louisiana → LSU
  • WR Titus Mokiao-Atimalala: UCF → UCLA
  • WR Landon Morris: Syracuse → Utah
  • RB Sevion Morrison: Nebraska → Kansas
  • WR Jordan Mosley: Northwestern → Mississippi State
  • WR Isaiah Neyor: SMU → Texas
  • RB Henry Parrish: Ole Miss → Miami
  • RB Nathaniel Peat: Stanford → Missouri
  • TE JJ Pegues: Auburn → Ole Miss
  • WR Mycah Pittman: Oregon → Florida State
  • WR Brenden Rice: Colorado → USC
  • WR Jaylon Robinson: UCF → Ole Miss
  • 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
  • RB Ky Thomas: Minnesota → Kansas
  • TE Michael Trigg: USC → Ole Miss
  • WR Antwane Wells: James Madison → South Carolina
  • WR Dee Wiggins: Miami → Louisville
  • WR Mario Williams: Oklahoma → USC
  • WR Johnny Wilson: Arizona State → Florida State
OL
  • T Alan Ali: SMU → TCU
  • G Cade Briggs: New Mexico → Texas Tech
  • T Tommy Brown: Alabama → Colorado
  • T Xavier Carlton: Utah →Cal
  • T Quinn Carroll: Notre Dame → Minnesota
  • T JD DiRenzo: Sacred Heart → Rutgers
  • 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
  • T Montrell Johnson: Louisiana → Florida
  • G Steven Losoya: Middle Tennessee State → Mississippi State
  • G Kayden Lyles: Wisconsin → Florida State
  • T Jackie Matthews: West Virginia → Mississippi State
  • G McKade Mettauer: Cal → Oklahoma
  • T Gerald Mincey: Florida → Tennessee
  • G Victor Oluwatimi: Virginia → Michigan
  • G Bence Polgar: Buffalo → Missouri
  • T Pierce Quick: Alabama → Georgia Tech
  • T Devonni Reed: Central Michigan → South Carolina
  • G Logan Sagapolu: Oregon → Miami
  • T Tre’mond Shorts: East Tennessee State → LSU
  • T Tyler Steen: Vanderbilt → Virginia
  • T Paul Tchio: Clemson → Georgia Tech
  • G O’Cyrus Torrence: Louisiana → Florida
  • T Kamryn Waites: Louisiana → Florida
  • T Mario Williams: Oklahoma → USC
DL / LB
  • DE MJ Anderson: Minnesota → Iowa State
  • DE Earl Barquet: TCU → USC
  • EDGE Khris Bogle: Florida → Michigan State
  • LB Cameron Bright: Pittsburgh → Washington
  • LB Troy Brown: Central Michigan → Ole Miss
  • LB Aaron Brule: Mississippi State → Michigan State
  • EDGE Cameron Butler: Miami (OH) → Virginia
  • DT Mike Ciaffoni: Colorado State → Rutgers
  • LB Terrence Cooks: Texas → TCU
  • DT Jacolbe Cowan: Ohio State → North Carolina
  • LB: VanDarius Cowan: West Virginia → Maryland
  • DT LeDarrius Cox: Ole Miss → Indiana
  • LB Wendell Davis: Pitt → Northwestern
  • DE Terrell Dawkins: NC State → South Carolina
  • LB Mohamoud Diabate: Florida → Utah
  • DT TeRah Edwards: Northwestern → Illinois
  • LB Eric Gentry: Arizona State → USC
  • LB Eriq Gilyard: UCF → Kansas
  • LB Rodney Groce Jr.: Mississippi State → Iowa State
  • LB Romello Height: Auburn → USC
  • LB Daiyan Henley: Nevada → Washington State
  • LB Ty’ron Hopper: Florida → Missouri
  • LB Will Honas: Nebraska → Kansas State
  • EDGE Jared Ivey: Georgia Tech → Ole Miss
  • DT Darrell Jackson: Maryland → Miami
  • EDGE Landon Jackson: LSU → Arkansas
  • LB Bradley Jennings Jr.: Miami → Indiana
  • LB Branden Jennings: Maryland → Kansas State
  • DE Jake Lichtenstein: USC → Miami
  • DT Jonah La’ulu: Hawaii → Oklahoma
  • DE Sequi Lawton: Cincinnati → West Virginia
  • LB Shane Lee: Alabama → USC
  • DT Patrick Lucas: Ole Miss → Indiana
  • DE Nusi Malani: Virginia → Washington State
  • DT Tashawn Manning: Auburn → Kentucky
  • EDGE Ochaun Mathis: TCU → Texas
  • DT Akheem Mesidor: West Virginia → Miami
  • LB Dimitri Moore: Missouri State → Texas Tech
  • LB Kane Patterson: Clemson → Vanderbilt
  • DT Jaxon Player: Tulsa → Baylor
  • LB Colby Reeder: Delaware → Iowa State
  • EDGE Demeioun Robinson: Miami (OH) → Penn State
  • LB TD Roof: Appalachian State → Oklahoma
  • LB Drew Sanders: Alabama → Arkansas
  • LB Mohamed Sanogo: Ole Miss → Louisville
  • DT Tiaoalii Savea: UCLA → Arizona
  • DT Nesta Jade Silvera: Arizona State → Miami
  • LB Jackson Sirmon: Washington → Cal
  • LB Anthony Solomon: Michigan → Arizona
  • DE Tyrone Taleni: Kansas State → USC
  • EDGE JH Tevis: Cal → Indiana
  • EDGE Jared Verse: Albany → Florida State
  • LB West Weeks: Virginia → LSU
  • LB Josh White: LSU → Baylor
  • LB Jacoby Windmon: UNLV →Michigan State
  • DT Mekhi Wingo: Missouri → LSU
DB
  • CB Marcus Banks: Alabama → Mississippi State
  • CB Jarrick Bernard: Oklahoma State → LSU
  • CB Mekhi Blackmon: Colorado → USC
  • S Latavious Brini: Georgia → Arkansas
  • CB Greg Brooks Jr.: Arkansas → LSU
  • CB Omar Brown: Northern Iowa → Nebraska
  • S Joseph Charleston: Clemson → Missouri
  • CB Alijah Clark: Rutgers → Syracuse
  • CB Tee Denson: Kansas State → Purdue
  • S Joe Foucha: Arkansas → LSU
  • CB Kalon Gervin: Michigan State → Kansas
  • S Christian Gonzalez: Colorado → Oregon
  • S MJ Griffin: Temple → Louisville
  • CB Joshua Hayes: Virginia → Kansas State
  • CB Tommi Hill: Arizona State → Nebraska
  • S Brandon Joseph: Northwestern → Notre Dame
  • CB Jalen Kimber: Georgia → Florida
  • CB Tanner McCalister: Oklahoma State → Ohio State
  • CB Latrell McCutchin: Oklahoma → USC
  • CB Dwight McGlothern: LSU → Arkansas
  • S Bralyn Oliver: Louisville → Syracuse
  • S Tyler Owens: Texas → Texas Tech
  • S Mark Perry: Colorado → TCU
  • S Devonni Reed: Central Michigan → South Carolina
  • CB Eli Ricks: LSU → Alabama
  • S Shawn Robinson: Missouri → Kansas State
  • 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
  • CB Hunter Washington: Florida State → Mississippi State
  • S Kaine Williams: Alabama → Nebraska
  • S Mekhi Williams-Garner: Louisiana → LSU
  • S Craig Young: Ohio State → Kansas
K / P
  • K Jay Bramblett: Notre Dame → LSU
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