Notre Dame wide receiver Joe Wilkins enters transfer portal

Matt Zenitzby:Matt Zenitz11/07/22


Notre Dame wide receiver Joe Wilkins has entered the NCAA transfer portal, On3 has learned.

Wilkins has played in seven games this season. He has 11 career catches and two career touchdowns, including four catches for 61 yards and a TD in five games last year prior to suffering a season-ending injury.

He played in 11 games in 2020 and finished the year with seven catches, 63 yards and a touchdown.

Wilkins, a former three-star recruit from Fort Myers (Fla.), was part of the Fighting Irish’s 2018 recruiting class.

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.

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.