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Farrell’s Favorites: Ranking the Top 10 Running Back Transfers



The transfer portal never stops. Here are the top 10 running backs that teams have landed so far in this cycle from the portal.

1. Jahmyr Gibbs (Alabama)

Alabama continues to reload at running back with a guy who is going to be a perfect fit in their system. He’s a phenomenal pass-catcher out of the backfield and is very tough between the tackles.

2. Travis Dye (USC)

Dye put up great numbers last season in Oregon, accumulating nearly 1,700 total yards and scoring 18 touchdowns. He joins a Trojans offense that is sure to be explosive in Lincoln Riley’s first season.

3. Zach Evans (Ole Miss)

The former five-star transferred from TCU to Ole Miss and will be the feature back immediately. He’s got all the talent in the world, and you know that Lane Kiffin will find a way to maximize him from day one.

4. Tiyon Evans (Louisville)

The number two back for Tennessee last season, he showed explosiveness when he got the chance to touch the ball. He’s a great fit for the Cardinals.

5. Henry Parrish (Miami)

Parrish heads back home to Miami from Ole Miss where he’ll have a chance to be RB1 from the start. He’s super shifty and could be used in a very similar manner to the way that Mario Cristobal used Travis Dye last season. 

6. Camar Wheaton (SMU)

Wheaton is a big boom or bust guy for SMU as he didn’t impress at Alabama. Heading back home to a smaller program could be just the thing he needs.

7. Montrell Johnson (Florida) 

Johnson follows his old coach at Louisiana in Billy Napier to the Gators where he will have a chance to impact immediately with his knowledge of the offense.

8. Corey Kiner (Cincinnati)

Kiner heads back home after a solid start at LSU and will jump in immediately and provide power running for the Bearcats as they replace Jerome Ford.

9. Jalen Berger (Michigan State) 

Berger has a ton of talent but got into a bit of hot water at Wisconsin. The former NJ high school back was supposed to be the next star for the Badgers from that area but now he can work on replacing Kenneth Walker III.

10. Noah Cain (LSU) 

Cain was a good short yardage and touchdown maker for Penn State and he compliments what the Tigers want to do on offense immediately.

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