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Texas A&M Safety Jacoby Mathews plans to enter Transfer Portal

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Texas A&M Safety Jacoby Mathews plans to enter the transfer portal.

The 6’2 215 will have 2 years of eligibility remaining.

Mathews sent a message to On3:

Man, I wish I knew where to start. It has been a long two years filled with a lot of love, knowledge, and fun since I’ve signed and started attending a great institution in Texas A&M. 

I want to start off by thanking God for giving me the chance to play in Kyle Field. I’ve met so many life changing individuals, teammates, coaches, and last but not least the fans.. so I THANK YOU ALL! I will forever be grateful for such a wonderful opportunity to wear maroon and white.

After long careful thoughts and consideration I have decided that it would be best for me to enter the transfer portal with 2 years left of eligibility. Thank you for everything Aggieland, forever home away from home!  #Gig’em

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.