The BYU wide receiver finished has received offers from Auburn, Colorado, Miami and Ole Miss since putting his name into college football’s version of free agency, a source close to Epps told On3. The interest has not stopped there, though.
After finishing this past fall second on the team with 39 catches and six touchdowns, he has become one of the most sought after receivers in the portal. Epps is the fifth best wideout available, according to On3’s transfer portal rankings.
He is an attractive option for many teams, especially with three years of eligibility remaining. He took a medical redshirt for the 2021 season after pulling in five receptions for 47 yards during the 2020 COVID-shortened year.
A Mater Dei product, he was a three-star recruiting coming out of the Santa Ana, California, high school. The No. 699 overall player in the 2020 class was Bryce Young‘s top target. Epps finished with 93 catches for 1,735 yards and 28 touchdowns that 2019 season.
Evaluating Kody Epps options
Deion Sanders always intended to clean house at Colorado, making that promise in his first team meeting. More than 50 players have left the Pac-12 program for the portal since December. Adding talent through free agency has been a main focus. Epps would provided experience in the wide receiver room and be a viable target for Shedeur Sanders.
Ole Miss has been open about trying to land a receiver through the portal. The Rebels thought they had one in Jackson State transfer Shane Hooks, but he decommitted last week and appears to be on track to land with Sanders out west.
Miami was able to convince Tyler Van Dyke not to enter the transfer portal, renegotiating an NIL deal with the quarterback. Adding a weapon on the outside could sweeten the pot. Finding someone who can create explosive plays wouldn’t hurt, either.