Weekly Update of the Transfer Portal
Another week of the transfer portal brings us some big commitments. It's time to take a look at the transfers who will have the biggest impact on the 2021 season.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; while some schools hemorrhage players, others reap the benefits of the transfer portal.
Here is the list of commitments of the week.
Wanya Morris: The Tennessee transfer was arguably one of the best players in the transfer portal. He was a 5 – star offensive lineman coming out of high school and one of the best lineman in the SEC. He was down to three schools a few days before he announced that he was transferring to Oklahoma. Morris will bolster a solid O-Line in Norman that will be crucial to helping the Sooners get over the Semifinal hump next year.
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Tyrique Stevenson: The Georgia defensive back was a surprise enter into the transfer portal. Stevenson was a 5 – star coming out of Homestead, Florida and a massive get for the Bulldogs. This was a case of a student athlete wanting to be closer to home. He had 31 tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack, and ten pass deflections in his time in Athens. He announced he was transferring to Miami. A big pickup for Manny Diaz' rising Canes defense.
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Ray Thornton: After four years with the Tigers, Thornton decided it was time for new scenery. After a little less than a week in the portal, Thornton decided he would take his talents to Texas under the new Sarkisian led coaching staff. With Thornton being from Killeen, Texas, it was a no-brainier for him to go back home. He had 45 tackles, one fumble recovery, and one pass deflection in Baton Rouge. Thornton adds much needed depth to a thin linebacker room in Austin.
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Wandale Robinson: He was originally committed to Kentucky before de-committing from the Cats and instead choosing Nebraska. Robinson spent two seasons with the Huskers before deciding he wanted to play closer to home. He had 91 receptions, 914 yards, and three touchdowns. He also had 134 carries, 580 rushing yards, and four rushing touchdowns. Robinson recently announced he was transferring to Kentucky since his home is under an hour away from Lexington. He will be a big boost to the Cats receiving core that new offensive coordinator, Liam Coen, will seek to utilize.
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Blaze Alldredge: The former Rice linebacker was one of the best linebackers in the country last season. He entered the transfer portal a few days before he committed to Missouri. Missouri is losing Nick Bolton to the NFL Draft, so we can all presuppose that he will serve to replace Bolton. I must say that is a great replacement as Alldredge is a P5 talent and wicked smart as evidenced by his time at Rice. He had 214 tackles, 29 tackles for loss, six sacks, two interceptions, four pass deflections and a fumble recovery while at Rice.
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TJ Carter: Carter spent four productive years with the Memphis Tigers. He had 187 tackles, six tackles for loss, one sack, six interceptions and three forced fumbles while with the Tigers. He announced a few days ago that he will be transferring to TCU to boost their secondary. Coach Patterson will use Carter's experience and defensive IQ to the frogs' advantage in battling the Big 12's high octane offenses.
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Ryan Hilinski: Hillinksi was with Gamecocks for two seasons and he put 2,400 passing yards and eleven touchdowns. Despite starting almost the entirety of his freshmen season, he did not play much this season due to Colorado State QB, Collin Hill, transferring in on account of new OC Mike Bobo. Hillinski is the younger brother of former Wazzu QB Tyler Hillinski. As of Tuesday, Hillinski has committed to attending Northwestern next season and should pick up where Peyton Ramsey left off.
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KD Dixon: The former Colorado Wide Receiver has announced he was transferring to USC. After four seasons with the Buffaloes, he had 104 receptions, 1250 receiving yards, seven touchdowns. Dixon will be a great addition to an already great receiving core. Kedon Slovis will have all the weapons he needs for a Heisman run next season.
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