Power 5 quarterbacks such as DJ Uiagalelei and former prized ESPN 300 recruits such as Trey Sanders are causing most of the buzz surrounding college football's transfer portal. Just as high school recruiting is not an exact science, neither is the portal.
There are many players at smaller schools who declared their free agency last week and are talented enough to play -- and flourish -- at the Power 5 level if they find the right program and scheme.
Compared to high school recruits, it is easier to predict success for highly regarded transfers like Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Caleb Williams, who went from Oklahoma to USC. Last year, Jared Verse transferred from FCS Albany to Florida State, where he posted 7.5 sacks and 14.5 tackles for loss in 11 games.
We popped in the tape to find 11 underrated sleepers in the transfer portal who could become household names at the Power 5 level in 2023.