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2023 CFB Transfer Portal: Updates and Recent News

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For some programs, the transfer portal can be an unexpected blessing or a horrendous degradation. But either way, it’s still an exciting process that football fanatics, coaches, and players get to witness. Now that the 2022-23 CFB season has come to an end, the transfer portal will fill in for college sports coverage for the past few weeks. 

The Biggest Updates of This Year’s Transfer Portal

Currently in this year’s offseason, big-name stars like former Oregon wide receiver D’onte Thornton, former Arkansas quarterback Malik Hornsby, former Wake Forest quarterback, Sam Hartman, and many more stars have already transferred to a completely transverse program. 

Some programs were excited to have some beneficial additions to their team, like LSU who acquired lockdown cornerback Duce Chestnut. Another program that retrieved great defensive help is the Oklahoma Sooners football program, who added defensive lineman Davon Sears Jr. and Wake Forest transfer Rondell Bothroyd. 

Excluding the defensive side of things, the transfer really helped out offensively struggling programs who need to seek improvement for the next college season. Jackson State wide receiver Travis Hunter followed Coach Prime Deion Sanders’, footsteps to Colorado. Meanwhile, NC State quarterback, Devin Leary committed to the Kentucky Wildcats a few weeks ago, giving a new redirection for the program. Another offensive target that transferred this off-season was South Carolina’s very own Marshawn Lloyd, who will now be playing the remainder of next season with the USC Trojans.

The Winners of This Year’s Transfer Portal

Like every year in the transfer portal, every college football program deals with a monumental upgrade and downgrade. But some schools such as Oklahoma, Ball State, Florida State, Michigan, and Wisconsin received great attention from the players that entered the portal. Even though Oklahoma lost their starting quarterback, Spencer Sanders, they acquired two offensive weapons, De’Zhaun Strunling and Sean Tyler, to secure a worthy offensive threat. 

There’s still an ongoing remainder of the transfer portal, and there are many talents that are still in free agency—for example, South Carolina’s EDGE Jordan Burch, and Iowa receiver Arland Bruce IV. Hopefully, struggling programs and players seek new opportunities to find a path to improve their performance for the next college football season. 

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