During the winter, many big names entered the college football transfer portal and changed schools. After coach Lincoln Riley went from Oklahoma to USC, quarterbacks Jaxson Dart (Ole Miss) and Kedon Slovis (Pitt) transferred out, while Caleb Williams joined Riley out West.
Bo Nix left Auburn to go to Oregon, while Quinn Ewers transferred from Ohio State to Texas. Running back Jahmyr Gibbs left Georgia Tech to go to Alabama, while wide receiver Jadon Haselwood transferred to Arkansas from Oklahoma. On the defensive side, linebacker Mohamoud Diabate transferred from Florida to Utah, and Notre Dame added safety Brandon Joseph from Northwestern.
In total, more than 2,500 FBS players entered the transfer portal over the past year, creating a combination of roster chaos and free agency in college football.
Following both the early and late signing periods, as well as spring ball, there has been a second wave of transfers. Sunday was the final day players could enter the portal.
We rank the best available players either still in the portal or who made their decisions during the spring period and go position by position to break down the most impactful transfers.
Much has been made about reports from ESPN's Pete Thamel that Addison would enter the portal and that there had potentially been tampering from USC's Riley. Thamel reported that Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi expressed his displeasure with Riley, but Addison's name is now officially in the portal. It's possible he returns to Pitt, but the allure of playing at USC with quarterback Caleb Williams could be an attractive one. Now that his name is in the portal, he is able to legally have contact with other coaches and is sure to have most programs reach out to pique his interest.