“I chose ASU because it feels like the right place to be,” Collins said to On3. “They’re hungry and have a chip on their shoulder and so do I. I think it’s time that the program takes a turn and gets back into the top team talk and be one of the best in the conference. Coach (Bobby) Hurley is a great coach and a great dude and learning from someone who’s been there before will definitely help me develop as a player and a man.”
Collins played his junior year of high school at AZ Compass Prep, located just 10 miles from the Arizona State campus. For his senior year, Collins transferred to Coronado, located right outside Las Vegas.
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The 6-foot-1 point guard played sparingly for Juwan Howard and the Wolverines last season, averaging only 11 minutes per game. As a freshman, Collins ended the year averaging 2.8 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per outing.
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As a high school prospect in the 2021 class, Frankie Collins was rated as a four-star recruit and the No. 47 overall player in the class, according to the On3 Consensus Rankings.
More on the Transfer Portal
The NCAA Transfer Portal, which covers every NCAA sport at the Division I, II and III levels, is a private database with names of student-athletes who wish to transfer. It is not accessible to the public.
The process of entering the portal is done through a school’s compliance office. Once a player provides written notification of an intent to transfer, the office enters the player’s name in the database and everything is off and running. The compliance office has 48 hours to comply with the player’s request and that request cannot be refused.
Once a player’s name shows up in the portal, other schools can contact the player. Players can change their minds at any point and withdraw from the portal. However, once a player enters the portal, the current scholarship no longer has to be honored.
The database is a normal database, sortable by a variety of topics, including (of course) sport and name. A player’s individual entry includes basic details such as contact info, whether the player was on scholarship and whether the player is transferring as a graduate student.
A player can ask that a “do not contact” tag be placed on the report. In those instances, the players don’t want to be contacted by schools unless they’ve initiated the communication.
The portal has been around since Oct. 15, 2018 and the new calendar cycle within the portal begins each August. For example, the 2021-22 cycle started Aug. 1. During the 2020-21 cycle, 2,626 FBS football players entered the transfer portal (including walk-ons). That comes after 1,681 entered during the 2019-20 cycle and 1,709 during the abbreviated 2018-19 cycle. In comparison, 1,833 Division I basketball players entered the portal during the 2020-21 cycle after totals of 1,020 in 2019-20 and 1,063 in 2018-19.