The portal has picked up slightly as we head towards the entry date in December. Here are some news and notes…
OL Joshua Braun
It took Braun a few weeks to officially enter the transfer portal from the Florida Gators after making his intentions public on Twitter, but since then he has quickly become a hot topic amongst schools. He quickly picked up offers from UCF, UNLV, Western Michigan, Duke and took a visit to Florida State on Tuesday to check out a practice. He then pulled in his biggest offer on Tuesday night when Penn State joined the chase. A few other schools to keep an eye on include South Carolina, Arkansas, Memphis and Houston and his recruitment could blow up soon.
OL Ches Jackson
Jackson is yet another Colorado State transfer who has become a popular portal name. He has already picked up offers from Western Michigan, Louisiana-Monroe, Arkansas State, Georgia State and Akron. Jackson joins wide receiver Melquan Stovall, defensive lineman Devin Phillips and defensive back Tywan Francis as ex-Rams who have entered the portal, picked up offers and are currently choosing their next destination.
WR Markus Allen
Allen, a Wisconsin transfer, continues to receive interest from coast-to-coast but began to trim his list of favorites by beginning to take visits. His first visit was over the weekend to Minnesota and now he will take his next visit this weekend to Kansas. While his visit to Minneapolis was seen as a success by both sides, the current thought is that the Jayhawks are the team to beat. Kansas also recently added Wisconsin transfer offensive lineman Logan Brown, which will help their chances further.
Rumors are getting louder and louder that quarterback Jake Garcia will enter the transfer portal. If it happens as expected, he will very likely be one of the top available signal callers at the position during this cycle. While more Canes are expected to enter the portal, another specific name to watch is wide receiver Keyshawn Smith, who is also a talented kickoff returner. A potential home for Garcia? How about Nebraska where his dad Randy played QB.