The transfer portal has become a massive part of the college football world and can allow teams to take the next step and rebuild a roster quickly in conjunction with high school recruiting. Here’s how our top 10 teams in the 2022 recruiting rankings are doing in the portal.
1. Texas A&M
The Aggies have lost more than they have gained, especially with DB Erick Youngrecently hitting the portal, but only one thing matters — the QB exchange. Zach Calzada is off to Auburn, and Max Johnson is in from LSU. The QB play was poor overall last season – even with a loaded roster – so Johnson will be a huge addition.
Nick Saban is picky in the portal, but the three additions so far — RB Jahmyr Gibbs from Georgia Tech, DB Elias Ricks from LSU and WR Jermaine Burton from Georgia – are all elite gets.
Last year, UGA was the talk of the portal as it landed Derion Kendrick, Tykee Smith and Arik Gilbert, although Kendrick was the only one of this trio that impacted. This year? The Bulldogs have lost some talent, such as WR Jermaine Burton, and have been super picky when it comes to pursing additions. They stand at zero transfers right now.
4. Ohio State
The Buckeyes have lost more than they’ve landed, especially with QB Quinn Ewers and DB Ryan Watts going to Texas. DB Tanner McCallister from Oklahoma State will help, but DB Sevyn Banks just jumped in the portal and is headed elsewhere.