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How Many FBS Scholarship Players are Currently in the Transfer Portal?



With each offseason over the past few years, the transfer portal has quietly grown and grown amassing more talent with each passing season all in search of a fresh start or a different situation with a new program. 

Currently there are almost 1,000 student-athletes across the college football landscape who have entered their names into the transfer portal ahead of the 2023-24 season. As one twitter user put it “[You’ve] got to be a scientist to figure out the right one for your team”. So in the hopes of making that easier, let’s break down how many players at each position are in the portal and some of the top candidates for coaches and fans to keep an eye on.

Quarterbacks: 65

  • Grayson McCall – Coastal Carolina
  • Devin Leary – NC State
  • D.J. Uiagalelei – Clemson
  • Hudson Card – Texas
  • Luke Altmyer – Ole Miss
  • Emory Jones – Arizona State
  • JT Daniels – West Virginia

Running Backs: 83

  • MarShawn Lloyd – South Carolina
  • Dillon Johnson – Mississippi State
  • Javion Hunt – Arkansas
  • L.J. Johnson Jr – Texas A&M
  • Sampson James – Purdue

Wide Receivers: 155

  • Dominic Lovett – Missouri
  • Dont’e Thornton – Oregon
  • Rara Thomas – Mississippi State
  • Arland Bruce IV – Iowa
  • Decoldest Crawford – Nebraska
  • Aaron Anderson – Alabama
  • E.J. Williams – Clemson
  • Cody Johnson – Houston

Tight Ends: 43

Offensive Line: 107

Defensive Line: 129

  • Taurus Simmons – West Virginia
  • George Rooks – Michigan
  • Rafal Szymanski – Houston
  • Lloyd Summerall – Florida

Linebackers: 116

  • Nick Jackson – Virginia
  • Keenan Pili – BYU
  • Khayri Banton – Rutgers
  • LaVonta Bentley – Clemson

Defensive Backs: 203

Kickers: 14

  • Ethan Chang – William & Mary
  • Caden Bonoffski – Davidson

Punters: 9

  • Matt Rigney – Austin Peay
  • Will Ferrin – Boise State

Long Snappers: 5

  • Tom Callahan – Fordham
  • Vincenzo Anthony – Virginia Tech

For TPR’s full list, check the transfer tracker below.

College Football Transfer Portal Player/Pledge List

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