Oregon defensive back Daymon David has officially entered the transfer portal on Thursday evening, per On3’s Matt Zenitz. Last season he played in nine games for the Ducks in limited action — racking up three total tackles.
In the 2021 recruiting class, he was rated as a four-star prospect and the No. 10 safety in America, according to the On3 Consensus Rankings. The 6-foot-1, 178-pounder was also rated as the No. 174 overall prospect in the country for that class, according to those rankings.
As a junior for Franklin High School (Baltimore, Maryland), David earned second team Baltimore Sun All-Metro team honors. That season, he led his team to a 9-3 record and a spot in the state playoffs after racking up 67 tackles, two sacks, eight tackles for loss, four interceptions, and a forced fumble.
For updates on where all the different college football prospects across America are headed this offseason, keep it locked to the 2022 On3 Transfer Portal Wire.
More on the NCAA 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. 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.