Heading into week seven of the college football season, let’s take a look at some transfer portal headlines.
UNC WR Tez Walker Continuing Momentum After Debut
North Carolina WR Tez Walker was ruled eligible by the NCAA last Thursday and played against Syracuse, recording six catches for 43 yards. It has been quite the offseason for the Toledo transfer as Walker was ruled ineligible by the NCAA for the first five weeks of the regular season. Walker wanted to move closer to home in North Carolina to be with his ailing grandmother. Walker is a multi-time transfer originally from NC Central and by way of Toledo. Last Thursday, the NCAA finally ruled Walker eligible after UNC gave further evidence that was important to the waiver, per the NCAA.
Walker and the Tar Heels are now all ready to settle into ACC play against No. 25 Miami (FL) this weekend. North Carolina is sitting at 5-0 (2-0 ACC) and is No. 12 in the country. Walker gives Drake Maye another target to carry the offense under Mack Brown.
Caleb Williams vs. Sam Hartman
The traditional USC-Notre Dame rivalry returns this weekend in South Bend, IN. That means USC’s Caleb Williams and Notre Dame’s Sam Hartman will face off at quarterback for a transfer matchup. Williams began his collegiate career at Oklahoma under Lincoln Riley before transferring to USC with Riley’s hiring. Williams has emerged as the Heisman favorite and has the Trojans sitting at 6-0 capped off by a 3OT win over Arizona. Hartman and Notre Dame are looking to bounce back from another loss, this time at Louisville last weekend. Notre Dame’s record is 5-2 with USC and Clemson coming up.
Williams has recorded 1,822 passing yards with 22 touchdowns and just one interception. Hartman has 1,712 passing yards with 16 touchdowns.