The transfer portal has become more and more popular in the wake of the NCAA’s implementation of the one-time transfer rule.
Athletes are able to move to another program without having to sit out a whole season as they did in years past. Whether it be veteran players looking for more playing time at a new program, or breakout players from smaller schools hoping to compete at a higher level, the opportunities are endless.
Michigan State is one of the many teams who have been able to bring in immediate contributors via the transfer portal to turn around their program. Texas is hoping to do the same after signing a crown jewel from the portal in five-star quarterback Quinn Ewers.
While many of the nation’s top players in the portal have already found a new home, there’s a handful of talented athletes that are still on the board.
Taking into account that former TCU running back Zach Evans is expected to land at Ole Miss, here are 247Sports’ top 10 overall players in the transfer portal that are not projected to land with a particular program at this time.
Jadan Blue, WR
JADAN… BLUE… WOW! 😮
Jadan Blue makes an acrobatic catch for the Temple TD!
Memphis 17-7 | Q2 | 5:03 pic.twitter.com/ENd0fifc0v
— Temple Football (@Temple_FB) October 2, 2021
Transferring from Temple
No. 35 overall player in the transfer portal
Christian Gonzalez, S
Colorado CB Christian Gonzalez has entered the transfer portal.
• 78 tackles
• 5 TFL
• 10 PD
Gonzalez had 53 tackles this season for Colorado. pic.twitter.com/1U4LCrTXDY
— CFB Blitz (@BlitzCfb) December 25, 2021
Transferring from Colorado
No. 31 overall player in the transfer portal
Connor Bazelak, QB
Missouri QB Connor Bazelak has entered the transfer portal.
• 5050 passing yards
• 23 passing TD
• 17 INT
• 2 rushing TD
Bazelak had 2540 passing yards this season for Missouri. pic.twitter.com/osVxjhBbGw
— CFB Blitz (@BlitzCfb) December 24, 2021
Transferring from Missouri
No. 28 overall player in the transfer portal
Taj Harris, WR
Taj Harris has been a star at Syracuse and one of the most productive receivers in the ACC over the last few years.
Now in the transfer portal, Taj is holding offers from Kentucky, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Mississippi State, WKU, and Temple. pic.twitter.com/keaYX1khu7
— ☃️📽🏈 𝔽𝕀𝕃𝕄 ℝ𝕆𝕆𝕄 🏈🖥 (@SapientFilm) October 8, 2021
Transferring from Syracuse
No. 25 overall player in the transfer portal
Isaiah Neyor, WR
Wyoming wide receiver transfer Isaiah Neyor has become one of the hottest names in the transfer portal since entering on Dec. 22. He'll see three schools this week and will enroll for the spring semester, sources tell @HamiltonESPN. https://t.co/aC5Wf0IB5o
— On3 Recruits (@On3Recruits) January 3, 2022
Transferring from Wyoming
No. 19 overall player in the transfer portal
Jackson Sirmon, LB
2018 3-star LB Jackson Sirmon has entered the transfer portal after totaling 147 tackles, 7.5 TFL, 1 INT and 2 FF during his time with Washington; 91 tackles, 4 TFL in 2021 @LarsHanson @rivalsmike https://t.co/hLawzlquOz
— NCAA Transfer Portal (@RivalsPortal) December 29, 2021
Transferring from Washington
No. 18 overall player in the transfer portal
Cameron Ward, QB
Incarnate Ward QB Cameron Ward is one of the most intriguing players in the transfer portal. Toolsy passer with high-upside, but has some stuff to clean up.
Ward received an offer from Indiana this past week.pic.twitter.com/g9bBreuFAb
— Anthony Treash (@PFF_Anthony) December 10, 2021
Transferring from Incarnate Word
No. 9 overall player in the transfer portal
Brandon Joseph, S
Northwestern safety Brandon Joseph moves into the top 5 of our best available transfers.
Full top 25 ranks: https://t.co/2K0tuXgK9t
— Max Olson (@max_olson) December 31, 2021
Transferring from Northwestern
No. 8 overall player in the transfer portal
Jared Verse, EDGE
Albany EDGE transfer Jared Verse lands an offer from Texas.
Verse entered the portal after a redshirt freshman season that saw him total 52 tackles including 11.5 for loss and 9.5 sacks. https://t.co/vgcVcnPbTz
— Nick Harris (@NickHarris247) December 27, 2021
Transferring from Albany
No. 7 overall player in the transfer portal
Caleb Williams, QB
— New York Post (@nypost) January 3, 2022
Transferring from Oklahoma
No. 1 overall player in the transfer portal