With so many headlining transfer highlights and performances from this past week, a couple names will often mistakenly fly under the radar in spite of our best efforts.
So let’s breakdown five of college football’s top transfer performers from Week 5 that hadn’t been receiving enough attention from us here at TPR:
5.) John Gentry (RB, Sam Houston)
While an 0-4 start has plagued the Bearkats this season, the Utah State transfer was a major bright spot this past week in a 35-28 loss to Jacksonville State.
Accounting for over 180 yards of offense on the day, Gentry rushed for 97 yards on 30 attempts while adding three catches for 85 yards and a long 56-yard touchdown reception.
The performance marked a season high in rushing and receiving yards for the running back, which Gentry will have the chance to build on as Sam Houston travels to Liberty for a Thursday night matchup in Week 6.
4.) Steven McBride (WR, Hawai’i)
It’s been a hectic start for the Rainbow Warriors who’ve similarly struggled, starting 2-4 with a tough schedule that’s featured Vanderbilt, Stanford, and nationally-ranked Oregon.
However, despite a 44-20 loss on the road to UNLV last Saturday, the Kansas transfer still manufactured six catches, 180 receiving yards, a touchdown, and even got involved on special teams with a 25-yard punt return.
Leading Hawai’i with 30 receptions, 469 receiving yards, and six TD’s, McBride currently sits third in receiving yards amongst all FBS transfers and has an opportunity to be one of the Mountain West’s best wideouts this season.
3.) Jaelen Gill (WR, Fresno State)
With the Bulldogs off to a 5-0 start that included wins over Purdue, Arizona State, and Eastern Washington, Gill has become the team’s main redzone target leading with five touchdown catches.
This past weekend in a 27-9 defeat of Nevada, the former Ohio State and Boston College receiver managed eight receptions, with a season-high 126 receiving yards and two TD’s.
Fresno State will travel to Laramie for a battle with Wyoming this weekend.
Facing a Cowboys team that’s put together some strong defensive showings early this season, Gill’s performance could be crucial to the bulldogs success.
2.) Logan Diggs (RB, LSU)
Although the Tigers undefeated SEC run came to an end at the weekend with a 55-49 loss at Ole Miss, the Notre Dame transfer displayed monster numbers with 101 rushing yards on 19 carries for two touchdowns.
Having made only four appearances on the season thus far, Diggs performances have established him as the leader of this LSU backfield and one of the nation’s top transfer running backs.
1.) Tre Harris (WR, Ole Miss)
With eight receptions for 153 receiving yards and a fourth quarter touchdown that gave Ole Miss a late lead and eventually the win, Harris’ most recent performance has really flown under the radar.
While Harris still seems to elude the “top receiver in the nation” conversations, Coach Lane Kiffin indicated earlier today that we’ve yet to see him play at 100% and he could have even more to offer against Arkansas on Saturday.
Despite only playing in four out of five contests so far this season, the Louisiana Tech transfer currently sits third in receptions and receiving yards for the Rebels, and leads the team with six touchdowns.