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The 2021-22 college football transfer portal tracker

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OK, college football fans, buckle up. Not only is it the holiday season, it’s transfer tracker season. Now that the regular season is over, you can expect dozens of players to hit the portal daily.

On3 will keep you updated on all of the latest NCAA transfer portal developments. Here is a rundown of all of the most recent entrants; the sheer number may surprise you. And because of that sheer number, we will spotlight players of note.

This will be updated frequently, so to keep abreast of all the transfer portal news, bookmark this in your browser.

November 30

FIU sophomore WR Tyrese Chambers
Chambers was one of the nation’s top deep threats this season, averaging 23.9 yard per catch on his 45 receptions and scoring nine TDs.

Purdue redshirt junior QB Jack Plummer

UCLA sophomore K Luke Akers

FIU sophomore DL David Reynolds

West Virginia redshirt sophomore OT Parker Moorer

Colorado freshman LB Zephaniah Maea

Ohio freshman DL Tillman Weaver

ULM redshirt sophomore OT Willie Tyler

ULM redshirt freshman LB Taylor Behl

Maryland sophomore WR Deajuan McDougle

Vanderbilt freshman DT Terion Sugick

Vanderbilt junior CB Gabe Jeudy-Lally
He was a starter for the Commodores this season after serving as a part-time starter in 2020. He was fifth on the team with 51 tackles.

Vanderbilt senior WR Cam Johnson
Johnson was a fulltime starter for two seasons, including this one, and a part-time starter in another season for the Commodores. This season, he had 34 receptions for 327 yards and four TDs.

Vanderbilt senior S Brendon Harris
While he never was a fulltime starter, he played a lot for the Commodores and had 127 tackles the past three seasons.

Vanderbilt senior WR Amir Abdur-Rahman

Auburn junior DE Caleb Johnson

Auburn senior RB Shaun Shivers

Auburn redshirt sophomore WR Elijah Canion

UConn redshirt freshman DL Justin Moore

West Virginia redshirt senior OLB VanDarius Cowan

Iowa State redshirt freshman LB Ar’Quel Smith

Georgia Tech redshirt freshman QB Jordan Yates

Kansas State sophomore RB Jacardia Wright

Colorado redshirt freshman S Trustin Oliver

FIU redshirt sophomore RB Shaun Peterson Jr.

Appalachian State sophomore S Mike Smith Jr.

UCLA redshirt freshman QB Parker McQuarrie

Minnesota freshman WR Dylan Hillard-McGill

UCLA sophomore CB D.J. Warnell

Boston College redshirt senior S Jahmin Muse

Rutgers sophomore QB Cole Snyder

November 29

Oklahoma redshirt sophomore WR Jadon Haselwood

Oklahoma redshirt sophomore QB Spencer Rattler

Georgia Tech redshirt freshman RB Jahmyr Gibbs

Arizona State sophomore RB DeaMonte Trayanum

Duke redshirt senior QB Gunnar Holmberg

Michigan State redshirt senior CB Emmanuel Flowers

Missouri redshirt sophomore CB Chris Shearin

Missouri senior TE Daniel Parker Jr.

Boston College redshirt sophomore LB Joe Sparacio

Toledo redshirt sophomore QB Carter Bradley

Boston College redshirt junior LB Hugh Davis

USF redshirt junior K Jared Sackett

Alabama redshirt sophomore OL Pierce Quick

Alabama redshirt sophomore LB Jackson Bratton

Texas State redshirt junior WR Trevis Graham Jr.

Florida redshirt junior DE Dante Zanders

SMU senior OT Cobe Bryant

FIU freshman OT Miles Frazier

Clemson junior LB Kane Patterson

SMU freshman DL Stone Eby

Florida redshirt freshman OT Gerald Mincey

UConn sophomore QB Jack Zergiotis

Missouri redshirt junior TE Messiah Swanson

USC redshirt freshman LB Danny Lockhart Jr.

Illinois senior S Kendall Smith

Indiana redshirt junior WR Miles Marshall

Indiana freshman WR Jordyn Williams

Northwestern sophomore DT Te-Rah Edwards

UConn freshman G Femi Sakiri

FAU senior RB Tyrek Tisdale

UCLA freshman OLB A.J. Campbell

Akron redshirt freshman QB Zach Gibson

Northwestern junior LB Jaylen Rivers

Northwestern junior OT Payne He’Bert

Rice junior LB Desmyn Baker

Buffalo freshman OT Rowan McGwin

Minnesota redshirt junior QB Zack Annexstad

USC redshirt junior LB Spencer Gilbert

Wisconsin redshirt senior LB Izayah Green-May

UCLA redshirt freshman OLB Myles Jackson

Indiana senior WR Camron Buckley

Southern Miss redshirt freshman Michael Pleas Jr.

Duke senior WR Jake Bobo

Arizona freshman CB Javione Carr

Arizona junior TE Stacey Marshall Jr.

Maryland freshman LB Terrence Lewis

Arkansas State redshirt freshman DE Corbet Mims

Arkansas State redshirt sophomore S Detravion Green

Washington redshirt sophomore OLB Laiatu Latu

Bowling Green redshirt freshman G Gabriel Brown

Illinois redshirt sophomore S Eddie Smith

New Mexico redshirt sophomore OT Jack Buford

Ole Miss senior LB Mohamed Sanogo

Iowa State redshirt senior WR Tarique Milton

Ole Miss senior LB Daylen Gill

TCU redshirt freshman RB Zach Evans

Stanford redshirt senior DE Ryan Johnson

Ole Miss redshirt sophomore OL LeDarrius Cox

Ole Miss redshirt sophomore DL Patrick Lucas Jr.

Washington State redshirt sophomore OT James McNorton

November 28

Michigan State redshirt junior S Michael Dowell

Dowell started at both nickelback and safety during his time with the Spartans. He started four games this season for the 10-2 Spartans and had 41 tackles and three pass breakups. He also started two games in 2020 after serving as a reserve as a redshirt freshman in 2019. Dowell was a consensus four-star prospect from perennial power Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward in the 2018 class.

November 27

UCF junior QB Dillon Gabriel

Gabriel led the nation in passing last season (357 yards per game) and finished the season with 3,570 yards and 32 touchdowns. He threw for 814 yards and nine touchdowns in UCF’s first three games this season before suffering a broken collarbone that caused him to miss the final nine games of the regular season.

November 26

Tennessee junior RB Tiyon Evans

Evans leads Tennessee in rushing (525 yards) despite only playing in two games since October 9 and none since November 6. Evans ran for 119 yards or more in three of the Vols’ first four games against FBS opponents.

November 24

Former Ohio State S Amir Riep

Riep, who was dismissed from Ohio State’s team last year after being arrested on rape and kidnapping charges, posted 32 tackles and three interceptions in three years with the Buckeyes.

California redshirt junior CB Chigozie Anusiem

Anusiem has made six career starts for Cal, including three this season.

Syracuse redshirt junior DL Curtis Harper

Harper played in 32 games the past three seasons, serving as a key backup for the Orange. He had 42 tackles and five tackles for loss in that span.

Kansas State redshirt junior S/LB Wayne Jones

Jones saw time at safety and linebacker for the Wildcats. He was a fulltime starter in 2019, then was a spot starter last season and a reserve this season. Jones had 92 tackles in his K-State career.

Penn State redshirt sophomore S Tyler Rudolph

Rudolph, who was a consensus four-star recruit and a national top-300 prospect in the 2019 cycle, played in eight games for the Nittany Lions in his career, making seven tackles.

Georgia Tech redshirt freshman LB Khaya Wright

Wright, a three-star recruit in the 2020 class, didn’t see any action for the Yellow Jackets.

November 23

LSU sophomore CB Eli Ricks

Ricks, a former five-star recruit, was ranked as the third-best cornerback and 23rd-best overall prospect in the 2020 recruiting within the On3 Consensus Rankings. He played in six games this season before sustaining a season-ending injury. He had four interceptions as a freshman last season and was a third-team Associated Press All-American.

Indiana junior LB D.K. Bonhomme

Bonhomme started three games last season and finished the year with 15 tackles. He has one tackle this season.

Indiana redshirt sophomore DL C.J. Person

Person has played in nine games and tallied four tackles. He had eight tackles in eight games last season.

Virginia Tech freshman OL Derrell Bailey

Bailey, a three-star member of Tech’s 2020 recruiting class, moved to the offensive line after arriving as a defensive lineman.

Utah freshman QB Peter Costelli

Costelli, a four-star recruit, was ranked as the 29th-best QB in the 2021 recruiting class within the On3 Consensus Rankings.

November 22

Oregon sophomore WR Mycah Pittman

Pittman, a former top-100 recruit, posted 38 catches in three years at Oregon, including 12 catches for 197 yards this season.

Washington State redshirt junior DB Halid Djibril

Djibril has played in 22 career games with 12 career tackles.

Minnesota redshirt sophomore DL Rashad Cheney

Cheney, a former four-star recruit and one-time Alabama commit, has played in six games as a backup and tallied three tackles.

November 21

Colorado redshirt freshman WR La’Vontae Shenault

Shenault, the younger brother of former Colorado and current Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Laviska Shenault, ranked second on Colorado with 17 catches last season. He has six catches this year.

Indiana junior WR Jacolby Hewitt

Hewitt has eight catches for 47 yards this season. He posted five catches for 68 yards last year.

Minnesota redshirt sophomore DL MJ Anderson

Anderson has played in 10 games for Minnesota and recorded seven tackles and two pass deflections.

November 19

Iowa sophomore WR Desmond Hutson

Hutson has played in three career games for the Hawkeyes since joining the team in 2019.

November 17

Purdue senior DT Anthony Watts

Watts made 19 career starts for the Boilermakers, including 11 in 2019.

Syracuse sophomore LB Geoff Cantin-Arku

Cantin-Arku is fourth on Syracuse with 43 tackles. He was also fourth on the team in tackles last year with 63.

Purdue freshman RB Ja’Quez Cross

Cross, a three-star recruit, has run for 27 yards on 13 carries this season.

November 16

Syracuse freshman QB Dillon Markiewicz

Markiewicz has been Syracuse’s third-string QB.

Wisconsin senior CB Deron Harrell

Harrell has made nine career starts for the Badgers. He hasn’t played this season due to an injury.

November 15

Nebraska freshman RB Sevion Morrison

Morrison, a four-star member of Nebraska’s 2020 recruiting class, has run for 116 yards and three touchdowns on 30 carries.

November 12

Alabama redshirt sophomore WR Xavier Williams

Williams, a former four-star recruit from Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade-Madonna Prep, was a backup for the Crimson Tide last season and posted three catches. He isn’t playing this year due to a medical issue.

November 11

West Virginia sophomore WR Sam Brown

Brown, a former four-star recruit, caught eight passes last season. He has two this year. Both came during the Mountaineers’ win over FCS Long Island September 11.

Louisville junior RB/KR Hassan Hall

Hall was a second-team All-ACC selection as an all-purpose player in 2019. He has 1,299 career rushing yards, including 272 this season, and two career kick returns for touchdowns.

Ole Miss senior WR Jamar Richardson

Richardson, a converted cornerback, has played in two games this season. He started two games at cornerback last year.

Iowa junior TE Josiah Miamen

Miamen has played in three games and had a 22-yard catch against Maryland October 1.

November 10

TCU junior QB Matthew Downing

Downing, a former Georgia transfer, was TCU’s third-string QB. He started the Horned Frogs’ 2020 season opener.

November 9

Clemson sophomore OL Paul Tchio

Tchio, a former four-star recruit, played in five games this season, including one start.

Oregon State redshirt freshman DL Kelsen Hennessy

Hennessy didn’t see any game action in three seasons with the Beavers.

Miami junior WR Mark Pope

Pope, a former top-50 recruit, left the Hurricanes in mid-October. He was a starter last season and ranked third on the team with 33 catches.

Miami junior S Gurvan Hall

Hall, a former four-star recruit, started 17 career games for the Hurricanes, including the first three games this season. He’s tied for sixth on Miami’s defense with 31 tackles.

Syracuse freshman DL Latarie Kinsler

Kinsler hasn’t seen any game action in his two years at Syracuse.

Vanderbilt senior QB Jeremy Moussa

Moussa, Vandy’s third-string QB, has played in two games as a reserve and completed 5 of 8 passes for 24 yards.

November 8

Alabama junior CB Marcus Banks

Banks, a former four-star recruit, has been a backup and special teams contributor for Alabama the last two seasons. He started in the Crimson Tide’s Week 2 win over FCS Mercer and had an interception.

Arizona State redshirt junior WR Geordon Porter

Porter started two games in 2020. He has 14 career catches.

Texas junior WR Joshua Moore

Moore has 61 career catches and 13 career touchdowns, including 24 catches for 265 yards and three touchdowns this season.

Miami senior LB Bradley Jennings

Jennings, a former starter, tallied 39 tackles and three sacks last season. He has 13 tackles this year.

Washington sophomore LB M.J. Tafisi

Tafisi, a former four-star recruit, has played in seven games and recorded 20 tackles.

Indiana senior TE Khameron Taylor

Taylor, a former South Alabama transfer, has two catches this season.

Tennessee sophomore LB Morven Joseph

Joseph, a former four-star recruit from Lakeland (Fla.) Lake Gibson, appeared in all 10 games for the Vols last season and made two tackles. He has played in two games this year.

November 5

Texas A&M sophomore LB Antonio Doyle

As a freshman in 2020, Doyle played in all 10 games, primarily on special teams. He had seven total tackles this season, including a career-high five against New Mexico. Doyle was a four-star recruit in the 2020 cycle.

November 4

Arizona State redshirt sophomore S Cam Phillips

Phillips was a starter in 2019 and finished that season with 58 tackles. He’s played in just two games total the past two seasons.

Washington State sophomore OL Dylan Mayginnes

Mayginnes, a former three-star recruit, has not seen any game action in his two seasons at Washington State.

Maryland sophomore RB Isaiah Jacobs

Jacobs, the younger brother of former Alabama and current Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs, has run for 116 yards for the Terrapins this season.

Illinois redshirt sophomore WR Marquez Beason

Beason, a former top-100 recruit from Duncanville (Texas) High, moved to wide receiver this year after spending his first two years at Illinois at defensive back. He played in seven games at cornerback last season, including two starts.

Texas freshman LB Terrence Cooks

Cooks, a four-star recruit, was ranked as the 28th-best linebacker and 257th-best overall prospect in the 2021 recruiting class within the On3 Consensus Rankings. He played in one game for Texas this season.

November 3

LSU senior QB Myles Brennan

Brennan, who announced his intent to enter the portal on Monday, was the Tigers’ starting QB last year before suffering a season-ending injury. He was in competition for LSU’s starting QB job this offseason but sustained a long-term injury this summer. In his three starts last season, Brennan threw for 1,112 yards with 11 touchdown passes.

Iowa State senior DL Cordarrius Bailey

Bailey has played in five games and has three tackles. He has appeared in 20 career games for the Cyclones, including 13 in 2018.

Florida State redshirt freshman QB Chubba Purdy

Purdy, the younger brother of Iowa State star QB Brock Purdy, was a four-star recruit who was part of FSU’s 2020 recruiting class. The Gilbert, Ariz. native started one game as a freshman last season, throwing for 181 yards and two touchdowns during a 38-22 loss to NC State. His only action this year came as a backup during the Seminoles’ 59-3 win over UMass Oct. 23. He was 5 of 5 for 98 yards with two touchdown passes.

Pittsburgh redshirt junior LB Wendell Davis

Davis has started three games and tallied 27 tackles. Davis was a starter last season before suffering a season-ending injury.

November 2

Mississippi State freshman LB Rodney Groce

Groce appeared in four games for Mississippi State before leaving the team in late October.

Illinois junior S Derrick Smith

Smith, who started his college career at Miami before transferring to Illinois in 2019, has recorded 39 tackles for the Fighting Illini the last two seasons. He has 17 tackles this year.

Miami freshman DL Quentin Williams

Williams, a three-star member of Miami’s 2020 recruiting class, hasn’t played in any games this season. He posted three tackles last season.

North Carolina junior WR Emery Simmons

Simmons has 26 catches for North Carolina the last two seasons, including 11 catches for 243 yards and a touchdown this season. However, nine of those 11 catches this year came during the Tar Heels’ first three games. Simmons didn’t see any playing time on offense during North Carolina’s loss to Notre Dame on Saturday.

North Carolina sophomore DL Kristian Varner

Varner appeared in three games last season. He hasn’t played in any games this year.

November 1

Rutgers freshman WR Jessie Parson

Parson has returned four kicks for 81 yards, including three for 50 yards against Northwestern October 16.

Vanderbilt freshman DL Marcus Bradley

Bradley, a four-star recruit from Gaithersburg (Md.) Quince Orchard, was the highest-ranked recruit in Vanderbilt’s freshman class. Bradley, a one-time Maryland commit, was ranked as the 218th-best overall player in the 2021 class within the On3 consensus rankings. He has played in two games as a reserve for Vanderbilt this season and has two tackles.

October 29

West Virginia redshirt freshman RB A’Varius Sparrow

Sparrow has appeared in two games this season. He had three carries for four yards and a touchdown during West Virginia’s 66-0 win over FCS Long Island University.

Kansas State sophomore DB Aamaris Brown

Brown has seen action in six of Kansas State’s seven games and has six tackles.

October 28

Maryland sophomore LB Frankie Burgess

Burgess has played in three games this season and posted a tackle during Maryland’s loss to Minnesota last week. He appeared in four of the Terrapins’ five games last year.

Wisconsin junior CB Donte Burton

Burton has made five career starts for Wisconsin, including three last season. He has played in four games as a backup this season.

Wisconsin redshirt sophomore FB Quan Easterling

Easterling, Wisconsin’s backup fullback, has appeared in one game this season. His only other action for the Badgers came during a redshirt season in 2019.

October 27

Tennessee sophomore QB Harrison Bailey

Bailey, a former top-100 recruit from Marietta (Ga.), has been Tennessee’s third-string QB behind Hendon Hooker and Joe Milton. He started three games for the Vols as a freshman last season. His only action this year came in mop-up duty during Tennessee’s 56-0 win over FCS Tennessee Tech September 18.

Utah redshirt sophomore OL Simi Moala

Moala was the Utes’ starting right tackle in 2019, their starting left tackle in 2020 and the starter at right tackle the first two games of this season. Moala was an All-Pac 12 honorable mention in 2019.

Miami junior WR Dee Wiggins

Wiggins, who left Miami earlier this month, had 62 career catches and seven career touchdowns for the Hurricanes. That includes 31 catches for 358 yards and three scores last season.

LSU sophomore LB Navonteque Strong

Strong, a junior college transfer, has played in five games (with two starts) and recorded 17 tackles and a sack.

October 26

Oregon freshman OL Kingsley Suamataia

Suamataia was the top offensive lineman and the No. 4 overall prospect in the On3 rankings for the 2021 recruiting class. He played in one game at Oregon this season, appearing as a reserve during the Ducks’ win over Stony Brook on September 18. He had some injury issues early in the season.

West Virginia redshirt freshman LB Devell Washington

Washington appeared in three games in the past two seasons — two last year and one this season.

Wisconsin senior C Kayden Lyles

Lyles was a backup this season (aside from a fill-in start against Michigan) but was a starter at center last season and a part-time starter at guard in 2019. Recruited as an offensive lineman in the 2017 class, he redshirted as a true freshman, then started at defensive end in 2018 before moving back to the offensive line. In the past two years, Lyles has had two surgeries on his hips and one on his right knee, and suffered a fracture in his right leg.

Pittsburgh senior RB A.J. Davis

A former starter for the Panthers, Davis ran for 530 yards in 2019, then for 266 yards last season. Davis, a former four-star recruit from Lakeland (Fla.) High, had one carry for 2 yards this season.

October 25

Missouri redshirt sophomore LB Jamie Pettway

A former four-star recruit from Albany (Ga.) Westover, Pettway played in each of Missouri’s first seven games and tallied 11 tackles and two tackles for loss.

North Carolina junior RB Josh Henderson
Henderson played in three games this season and had five carries for 21 yards. He appeared in a combined 20 games in 2019 and ’20 and recorded 36 carries for 188 yards.

October 22

Mississippi State senior S Londyn Craft
Craft, a former walk-on, started eight games last season and ranked fifth on the team with 55 tackles. But he’s played in only two games this season and hasn’t posted any stats.

October 21

North Carolina sophomore DL Clyde Pinder
A former four-star recruit from Seffner (Fla.) Armwood, Pinder played just 28 defensive snaps through North Carolina’s first seven games. He played in seven games last season as a true freshman and had six tackles and a sack.

October 20

Indiana redshirt sophomore CB Larry Tracy
Tracy played in 14 games the past two seasons, including all six this season. He recorded one tackle.

Missouri redshirt freshman WR Jay Maclin
A cousin of former Missouri star wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, Maclin hadn’t posted any stats this season after finishing last year with one catch for 5 yards.

October 19

Clemson junior RB Michel Dukes
After registering 32 carries for 150 yards and two touchdowns as a freshman in 2019, Dukes had just 10 carries the past two seasons. His only two carries this season, which went for 7 yards, came during Clemson’s win over FCS South Carolina State.

Notre Dame junior QB Brendon Clark
Clark has been working back from a knee issue and isn’t among the three Notre Dame quarterbacks to see game action this season.

LSU sophomore WR Koy Moore
A former four-star recruit from Metairie (La.) Archbishop Rummel, Moore posted 22 catches as a freshman last season, but had only five this season (and none since Sept. 18).

Indiana redshirt sophomore WR Da’Shaun Brown
Brown appeared in two games last season before suffering a season-ending knee injury. He didn’t play in any of Indiana’s six games this season.

October 18

Clemson junior S Joseph Charleston
Charleston, a former four-star recruit from Alpharetta (Ga.) Milton, has played in four games as a backup this season after making six starts and ranking third on the team with 55 tackles last season. Charleston didn’t play in either of the Tigers’ past two games.

South Carolina redshirt junior LB Rosendo Louis
Louis, a former four-star recruit from Deerfield Beach (Fla.) High, played in six games this season and posted one tackle after missing last season with an injury. Lewis’ most productive season for the Gamecocks came as a freshman in 2018, when he played in seven games and made 12 tackles.

Wisconsin redshirt freshman WR Devin Chandler
Chandler appeared in each of Wisconsin’s first six games and returned four kicks for 85 yards. He had two catches for 28 yards last season.

North Carolina redshirt sophomore WR Khafre Brown
A former four-star recruit from Charlotte West Mecklenburg, Brown posted 15 catches for 337 yards and two touchdowns last season. His only catch this season was a 75-yard touchdown during UNC’s win over Virginia on Sept. 18.

Minnesota redshirt sophomore RB Cam Wiley
Wiley ran for 179 yards and a touchdown on 29 carries last season, but had just six carries for 4 yards this season (and no carries since Sept. 11).

Transfer portal background information

The NCAA Transfer Portal, which covers every 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 October 15, 2018, and the new calendar cycle within the portal begins each August. For example, the 2021-22 cycle started August 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.