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College Football is changing at a rapid pace. College football transfers is a big part of it. The introduction of NIL on the heels of the “Transfer Portal” becoming a big deal has led to pseudo free-agency.

Top ranked signees are no longer willing to wait their turn behind upper classmen, coaches can bring players with them to their new jobs, and boosters let it known what type of money is waiting for disgruntled players at other programs if they chose to come to their school. For the fans it means we need to get reacquainted with our teams, and some of the big programs across the country.

Here are the most noteworthy transfers heading into the 2022 college football season.

  • QB Caleb Williams (Oklahoma to USC)

    Williams jumped on the scene last season when he was put in for struggling Spenser Rattler and provided a spark for the Sooners offense. He followed Head Coach Lincoln Riley to Los Angeles in a move that surprised nobody.

    Caleb Williams

    SAN ANTONIO, TX – DECEMBER 29: Caleb Williams #13 of the Oklahoma Sooners gets the crowd up as he enters the stadium before the Valero Alamo Bowl against Oregon at the Alamodome on December 29, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images)


  • QB Quinn Ewers (Ohio St. to Texas)

    Ewers is the highest rated high-school prospect EVER! He left high-school early to get to Columbus and get that NIL Monday that was HUGE. CJ Stroud is clearly the guy in Columbus, but Ewers can challenge Hudson Card as the starter in Austin this season.


  • QB Jaxson Dart (USC to Ole Miss)

    Dart was good at the end of last season with the Trojans. As soon as Caleb Williams transferred into the USC program, Dart became a very attractive option for top-tier programs. He will put up great numbers in an explosive Lane Kiffen offense. There are plenty of question marks in the Rebals’ offense that will feature 10 incoming transfers between starters and backups.

    Jaxson Dart

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 30: Jaxson Dart #2 of the USC Trojans passes during the first half against the Arizona Wildcats at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 30, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)



  • WR Jordan Addison (Pitt to USC)

    Last season’s Biletnikoff winner (the nation’s top WR) hit the transfer portal, and immediately was tied to USC and Lincoln Riley. There is a rumored $3 million NIL deal waiting for him with the Trojans.  Texas and Alabama have made late pushes to bring Addison to their programs but it apparently wasn’t enough. The Trojan offense is going to be absolutely loaded this year. 

    Jordan Addison

    ATLANTA, GEORGIA – DECEMBER 30: Jordan Addison #3 of the Pittsburgh Panthers makes a catch against the Michigan State Spartans at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 30, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Adam Hagy/Getty Images)


  • QB Spencer Rattler (OU to SCAR)

    Rattler was supposed to be the next name in the long list of OU quarterbacks to put up gaudy numbers. He was talked about as a potential #1 overall pick heading into the 2021 season before a very underwhelming saw him benched and quite frankly act like a child. He has all the talent in the world, and maybe going to Columbia takes some pressure off of him, and we see the talented player who showed glimpses while at Oklahoma.

    Spencer Rattler

    NORMAN, OK – NOVEMBER 20: Quarterbacks Caleb Williams #13 and Spencer Rattler #7 of the Oklahoma Sooners throw passes before a game against the Iowa State Cyclones at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on November 20, 2021 in Norman, Oklahoma. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)


  • WR Kobe Hudson (AUB to UCF)

    Hudson was the leading receiver for the Tigers last season with 44 receptions for 580 yards and 4 TDs. Whoever’s under Center for the Knights (Mikey Keene, John Rhys Plumlee, or Joey Gatewood) will have an absolute stud to throw to.

    Kobe Hudson

    ORLANDO, FL – APRIL 16: UCF Knights wide receiver Kobe Hudson #2 walks into the end zone for a score during the UCF Spring Game at the Bounce House on April 16, 2022 in Orlando, Florida. The players are wearing QR codes on their jerseys instead of traditional numbers which will send viewers to the players’ backgrounds online, merchandise stores, social media accounts and charities of choice. (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)



  • RB Jahmyr Gibbs (GT to Bama)

    Gibbs was good in a bad offense at Georgia Tech in 2 seasons averaging 5.2 ypc. Gibbs is an explosive back that has game breaking speed. Put him in an offense where opposing defenses can’t key on him, and his name will be the next in a long list of great running backs coming out of Tuscaloosa.

    Jahmyr Gibbs

    MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 06: Jahmyr Gibbs #1 of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets runs for a 50-yard touchdown reception against the Miami Hurricanes during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium on November 06, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)


  • RB Zach Evans (TCU to Ole Miss)

    Evans might be the best running back in college football next season. Lane Kiffen offenses in Oxford haven’t featured the back like his time in Alabama, but Evans is an absolute stud. The former 5-star recruit will put his stamp in the SEC.

    Zach Evans

    LUBBOCK, TEXAS – OCTOBER 09: Running back Zach Evans #6 of the TCU Horned Frogs runs the ball during the first half of the college football game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&T Stadium on October 09, 2021 in Lubbock, Texas. (Photo by John E. Moore III/Getty Images)

  • TE Jahleel Billingsley (Bama to Texas

    Billingsley was put in the dog house by Nick Saban for whatever reason in 2021, but his 202 and 2019 number where solid. Billingsley has work with Sark in the past at Tuscaloosa. Billingsley is too talented not to help the Longhorns offense.

    Jahleel Billingsley

    ATLANTA, GEORGIA – DECEMBER 04: Jahleel Billingsley #19 of the Alabama Crimson Tide carries the ball as Christopher Smith #29 of the Georgia Bulldogs defends in the second quarter of the SEC Championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 04, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)



  • CB Eli Ricks (LSU to Bama)

    Ricks was an All-American while with the Tigers, so it was a surprise when he spurned the Tigers in favor of the Tide. He has 5 interceptions in 14 career games.

    Eli Ricks

    BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA – OCTOBER 24: Eli Ricks #1 of the LSU Tigers gestures while scoring a touchdown on an interception during a game against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Tiger Stadium on October 24, 2020 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

  • WR Mario Williams (OU to USC)

    Add another name to the long list of incoming talent for the Trojans- specifically from Norman. Williams has 35 receptions for 380 yards and 4 TDs as a true freshman.

    Mario Williams

    SAN ANTONIO, TX – DECEMBER 29: Mario Williams #4 of the Oklahoma Sooners touchdown reception is called back after Oregon Ducks Avante Dickerson pulled his helmet off and was called for a face mask penalty in the Valero Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome on December 29, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images)

  • QB Dillon Gabriel (UCF to OU)

    Gabriel showed a ton of arm strength and talent while with UCF, but a broken clavicle ended his 2021 season after just 3 games. New OU OC Jeff Lebby comes over from Ole Miss in an offensive system that should highlight Gabriel’s skillset.

    Dillon Gabriel

    NORMAN, OK – APRIL 23: Starting quarterback Dillon Gabriel #8 of the Oklahoma Sooners rolls out of the pocket under watch of head coach Brent Venables during their spring game at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on April 23, 2022 in Norman, Oklahoma. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)


  • WR Jermaine Burton (UGA to Bama)

     Burton was the leading wide receiver for the Dawgs last season. Nick Saban and the Tide have already shown what they can do with transfer wide receivers- just look at Jamison Williams last year/ Burton will come in and be one of Bryce Young’s most reliable targets.

    Jermaine Burton

    INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – JANUARY 10: Jermaine Burton #7 of the Georgia Bulldogs reacts after a pass interference in the fourth quarter of the game against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the 2022 CFP National Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 10, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)


  • LB Drew Sanders (Bam to ARK)

    Sanders is a good player who couldn’t get enough playing time in a stacked Crimson Tide LB room. Arkansas’ will should have 5 incoming transfers starting for them week 1 vs. Cincinnati.

    Drew Sanders

    TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA – SEPTEMBER 11: Drew Sanders #20 of the Alabama Crimson Tide breaks up this pass intended for Andrew May #82 of the Mercer Bears during the first half at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 11, 2021 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)


  • S Brandon Joseph (NW to ND)

    If you’re a top notch Safety, Notre Dame has shown the ability to get you to the next level. Joseph is used to the smash mouth style football that’s played in the Big Ten, but the Golden Domers will feature him in more ways that run stopping.


  • EDGE Jared Verse (Albany to FSU)

    It’s not often an FCS product can contribute at the FBS level, especially at a program like Florida State, but Verse fits the profile athletically. He played both sides of the ball in high-school, and ran track for his team- he’s 6-4 250lbs!!! He will fit in nicely for the Noles.



  • DT Akheem Mesidor (WV to MIA)

    Mesidor should slide into one of the 2 starting DT roles for the Canes this fall. Last season he recorded 38 tackles with 4.5 sacks while in Morgantown.


  • OT O’Cyrus Torrence (UL to UF)

    The Gators, as with programs going through coaching changes, saw a lot of action in the portal this offseason. The Gators are bringing in 6 transfers, with 3 of them being UL players following Billy Napier. Torrence should come in and start for the Gators immediately.