April 20, 2023CFB Insider
Rodeo Bowl Triumphs, Transfer Portal Turns
Crowned by Sports Illustrated as "unassailably the best bowl week diversion," the 2022 Rodeo Bowl presented by Kroger took home the esteemed "Best Event Award" at the Bowl Season Awards during the industry's annual conference.
As the Rodeo Bowl basks in its well-deserved accolade, the college football world gears up for the spring transfer portal, which brings with it the potential for significant changes in teams' dynamics.
The annual migration of college football players in search of new opportunities is in full swing, and the sport is bracing for the ripple effects these changes will have.
The spring transfer portal, which opened on April 15, provides 15 days for athletes to seek fresh horizons and for programs to reinforce their squads.
The portal has become a focal point of excitement this season, sending tremors through the college football world as star players embark on bold new journeys.
Among the early transfers, former Michigan Wolverines' starting quarterback Cade McNamara has bid farewell to Ann Arbor for a fresh start with the Iowa Hawkeyes.
McNamara's move comes after a mixed-success season at Michigan, and the change of scenery could be the catalyst he needs to thrive truly.
In another attention-grabbing move, DJ Uiagalelei, once considered Trevor Lawrence's successor at Clemson, has opted to leave the renowned program for new opportunities at Oregon State.
The highly sought-after quarterback's decision holds the potential to disrupt the Pac-12 and establish the Beavers as a formidable presence on the national stage.
As the spring transfer portal spins, college football fans and analysts eagerly anticipate more announcements. With additional high-profile players expected to reveal their decisions in the coming days, the impact of this year's portal will undoubtedly reshape the sport's landscape and set the stage for an exciting and unpredictable 2023 season.
Here's a list of some players who have decided to enter the transfer portal and attend a new school this fall:
1. WR Jordan Hudson, TCU
2. CB Bobby Taylor, Texas A&M
3. DB Jahquez Robinson, Alabama
4. DT Tywone Malone, Ole Miss
5. TE Elijah Brown, Alabama
6. RB Sy'Veon Wilkerson, Jackson State
7. LB Brenden Grant, Florida State
8. CB Jalil Tucker, Oregon
9. WR Brenen Thompson, Texas
10. DB Jaden Davis, Oklahoma