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USC offers Western Kentucky CB Upton Stout in transfer portal

On3 imageby:Marshall Levenson12/01/23


USC has dished out another offer in the transfer portal to Western Kentucky transfer cornerback Upton Stout. Stout has two years of eligibility remaining.

Stout, 5-foot-9, 185 pounds, started his career spending two years at UNT before transferring to Western Kentucky for two seasons.

In his four-year playing career, Stout as accumulated 114 total tackles, 14 pass deflections, five interceptions, and has scored two touchdowns.

Since entering the portal, Stout has reported offers from Pitt, Washington State, Memphis, Houston, Cincinnati, Ole Miss, Tulsa, Boston College, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and now USC.

Stout is the second player in the transfer portal to report an offer from USC, along with Penn defensive lineman Joey Slackman.

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 does not have an On3 NIL Valuation publicly listed. 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.

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