Is this a good thing for college football
The college football transfer market started to really heat up a few years back when the graduate transfer rule was first instituted. That rule allowed players to graduate and then transfer to become immediately eligible at the next destination. Texas got a big benefit from that during the 2018 campaign with the additions of running back Tre Watson and offensive tackle Calvin Anderson.
Most college football programs in the nation, at this point, would have to agree that all the transfer news surrounding the NCAA Transfer Portal early in the 2019 off-season is getting somewhat ridiculous. There’s a ton of prominent names that were reportedly added to the NCAA Transfer Portal lately that will shake up the college football landscape next season.
Just because a player puts his name in the NCAA Transfer Portal, it doesn’t mean he is set to transfer and can no longer return to his previous program. But, it does make for a lot of additional news and potential distractions for programs at key points during the off-season. Penn State Nittany Lions standout wide receiver Juwan Johnson was just the latest key player to add his name to the list of prominent transfers.
Some of the other notable names, outside of Johnson and Kendall, that have their names added to the NCAA Transfer Portal are Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts, Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell, and Georgia quarterback Justin Fields. Although Fields already found himself a home with head coach Ryan Day and the Ohio State Buckeyes, Hurts and Martell are still on the open market.