The college football landscape is surprisingly turning into the Wild West to an even greater degree this year, which is saying something considering the insane dumpster fire history of the NCAA. Now the driving force is name, image and likeness.
Players enrolling in certain colleges to get paid or have more exposure is nothing new, but now it is legal for players to get paid. There are still rules against “poaching” players that are not in the portal, but according to many, this hasn’t stopped anybody.
Ohio State receiver Emeka Egbuka has confirmed he has been contacted by multiple schools about transferring, but that is not the surprising part. Egbuka’s response was a little less enthusiastic than one would expect from a top receiver on a College Football Playoff team.
Egbuka is a sophomore who has caught 66 receptions for 1,039 yards and nine touchdowns. He has one year of eligibility remaining before he can bolt to the NFL and be another high-draft pick that Wide Receiver U is known for, so when he said he was “content” at Ohio State a few folks raised their eyebrows at the lukewarm response.
We’re not saying there’s anything to be worried about here, but you’d think you’d get a little different response from Egbuka if there were zero chance that some tampering was going on.