Former South Carolina DL Xzavier McLeod commits to Georgia

On3 imageby:Hayes Fawcett12/22/23

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Former South Carolina DL Xzavier McLeod has committed to Georgia, he tells On3.

The 6’5 310 DL will have 4 years of eligibility remaining. 

“The thing that stood out the most about Georgia is their program. They have a much better program than all the other programs. The way they do things is organized and neat. I’m happy at my new home and ready to show the Georgia fans that I’m locked in and ready to dominate Sandford and I’m bought into the culture. For all the South Carolina fans that spoke bad about  me and don’t know any accurate information we’ll see them in 2025.”

Xzavier McLeod Recruiting Profile

McLeod ranked as the No. 196 player according to the 2023 On3 Industry Ranking, a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He also tabs in as the No. 22 defensive lineman and the No. 3 player in the state of South Carolina.

Transfer portal background information

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.

He currently has an On3 NIL Valuation of $109K. The On3 NIL Valuation is the industry’s leading index that sets high school and college athletes’ projected annual value (PAV). The NIL valuation does not act as a tracker of the value of NIL deals an athlete has completed to date. It rather signifies an athlete’s value at a certain moment in time.