Boston College OT Kevin Pyne enters the Transfer Portal

Alex Weber11/26/22
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Boston College is losing one its big fellas up front following the 2022 football season. According to On3’s Matt Zenitz, BC offensive lineman Kevin Pyne has entered the Transfer Portal.

Pyne was a hot recruit for the Golden Eagles out of high school, ranking as a four-star prospect and top-300 player in the class of 2020, according to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average. Pyne also ranked as the No. 30 offensive tackle and the No. 4 overall player out of Massachusetts.

At 6-foot-7 and over 300 pounds, this mammoth tackle will surely attract plenty of suitors in the portal out of Boston College. Also the cousin of Notre Dame quarterback Drew Pyne, so keep South Bend on the radar as a potential landing spot.

Tough loss for Boston College.

Transfer portal background information for Pyne, Boston College

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. In other words, if a player enters the portal but decides to stay, the school is not obligated to provide a scholarship anymore.

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.