Nick Saban’s retirement sent shock waves through the college football community. The transfer portal was no different. With each coaching change that resulted from Saban’s decision, more and more players continued to enter the portal. Due to all the movement in the portal lots of talent is off the board however many impact players are still up for grabs. TPR looks at some of the top wideouts still available in the transfer portal.
Tyrese Chambers, Maryland
Tyrese Chambers started his collegiate career off with a bang. During his freshman season with Sacred Heart, Chambers hauled in 80 passes for 811 yards and eight scores. Chambers transferred to FIU after his freshman year where he easily cleared his first-year stats. FIU saw an unbelievable performance from Chambers.
A sophomore at the time, Chambers went for an astounding 1,074 yards on just 45 catches. The 6-0 wideout averaged 23.9 yards per reception and tallied a whopping nine touchdowns. After another successful season with FIU Chambers decided to transfer back home to Maryland. Although a season ending injury cut his year short, Chambers is still one of the top wideout talents in the portal and will be highly sought after.
Chedon James, Idaho State
What an unbelievable season it was for Chedon James in 2023. Despite coming out of prestigious St. John Bosco, the 5-8 James received minimal offers and ended up committing to Idaho State. Luckily for coaches around the country they get a second chance with James’s decision to enter the portal.
Chedon crossed the 1,000-yard mark in just his second collegiate season. An incredibly reliable option, James hauled in 102 passes which essentially doubled the next receiver for Idaho State. James finished with eight touchdowns including a career-high 65-yard score. The sophomore was awarded First Team All-Big-Sky honors.
Mark McCurdy, Davidson
When Mark McCurdy is on the field the defense never knows which angle he’ll attack from. The senior wideout also played a significant amount of running back. McCurdy went for over 600 yards the last two seasons combined in both receiving and rushing.
Mark is ready to be a Swiss army knife for whichever team snags him in the portal. The Davidson transfer totaled 19 touchdowns with nine through the air and ten on the ground.
Dashaun Davis, Appalachian State
App State seemed to always get Dashaun Davis’s best when they needed it the most. A 5-9 junior, Davis had his best game this season against UNC when he went for 117 and a touchdown. In 2022, Davis had big games against rival JMU and a second monster performance against UNC.
Graham Walker, Brown
Walker has been a consistent force for the Bears since his first college game. Graham Walker finished his freshman season with 53 receptions for 658 yards and six touchdowns. He finished fourth in the ivy league in yards, and fifth in receptions.
This past year, Walker added another 515 yards and six more scores to his resume. Graham is a consistent threat for a big play. The 6-3 wideout uses his big frame to provide consistent explosive gains.
Nicholas Laboy, Cornell
Nicholas Laboy finished his Cornell career on a 20-game start streak. Laboy led the team with 705 receiving yards which was good for fourth in the Ivy League. Laboy has shown incredible growth during his time at Cornell. After not seeing varsity action his freshman year Laboy started every game his junior year, and followed that by doubling his receptions and yards his senior year.