UCLA Bruins quarterback Dante Moore (3) prepares to throw a pass during the second half of the game against the Oregon State Beavers on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023 at Reser Stadium in Corvallis, Ore.

Reports: UCLA QB Dante Moore decides to enter portal

UCLA freshman quarterback Dante Moore is planning to enter the transfer portal, per multiple media reports Thursday.

A top prospect in the 2023 class, Moore committed to Oregon out of high school before switching to UCLA.

Moore, a Detroit native, threw for 1,610 yards, 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions in nine games with the Bruins.

The Bruins used three quarterbacks this season, including redshirt junior Ethan Garbers (984 passing yards, nine TDs, three INTs in 10 games) and transfer Collin Schlee (139 yards, one TD, two INTs in six games).

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Nov 4, 2023; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; North Carolina State Wolfpack quarterback MJ Morris (7) throws a pass during the first half against the Miami Hurricanes at Carter-Finley Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

NC State QB MJ Morris entering transfer portal

Quarterback MJ Morris became the latest NC State player to announce plans to enter the transfer portal Thursday.

The 19th-ranked Wolfpack (9-3, 6-2 ACC) have already had 12 players enter or announce plans to enter the portal, including starting defensive tackle C.J. Clark.

Morris began the year as the backup to Brennan Armstrong and planned to redshirt. However, coach Dave Doeren called his number due to Armstrong’s struggles.

Morris told the coaching staff he would give up his redshirt season and started the next four games. But he then changed his mind and opted out to preserve his redshirt, giving him three years of remaining eligibility.

In 2022, Morris filled in as a true freshman after Devin Leary suffered a season-ending injury in November.

In nine games over two seasons, Morris completed 57.8 percent of his passes for 1,367 yards with 14 touchdowns and six interceptions.

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Nov 25, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA;  Minnesota Golden Gophers quarterback Athan Kaliakmanis (8) makes a throw against the Wisconsin Badgers during the second quarter at Huntington Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nick Wosika-USA TODAY Sports

Transfer portal: QB Athan Kaliakmanis leaving Minnesota

Minnesota starting quarterback Athan Kaliakmanis intends to enter the transfer portal with two years of eligibility remaining, he stated on Tuesday.

As a sophomore this season, Kaliakmanis completed 156 of 294 passes (53.1 percent) for 1,838 yards, 14 touchdowns and nine interceptions in 12 games for a 115.2 passer rating.

“Minnesota will always be an important place in my life and one that I believe has helped me grow immensely, both as a player and a man for the last three years,” Kaliakmanis wrote on X. “After several days of discussion with my family, I am announcing my intention to enter the transfer portal with 2 years of eligibility left.”

His backup, fifth-year senior Cole Kramer, played in two games and his only pass was intercepted. Kramer has one season of eligibility remaining. Drew Viotto, a freshman who didn’t see action for Minnesota this season, also announced his intention to transfer elsewhere.

The Golden Gophers, who went 5-7, could have another quarterback in contention for playing time next season. Max Brosmer, who led the FCS in passing yards (3,449) and passing yards per game (313.5) and was second in touchdown passes (29) at New Hampshire, entered the transfer portal and announced on X on Monday that Minnesota offered him a scholarship.

–Ten Michigan State players have entered the transfer portal since the Spartans (4-8) ended their season with a loss to Penn State on Friday and announced former Oregon State coach Jonathan Smith as their new head coach on Saturday.

On Tuesday, Noah Kim joined two other scholarship quarterbacks — redshirt freshman Katin Houser and freshman Sam Leavitt — already in the portal.

A redshirt junior, Kim played in five games this season and was 91 of 160 for 1,090 yards, six touchdowns and six interceptions.

Kim, a former starter, will be joined in the transfer portal by wide receivers Christian Fitzpatrick and Tyrell Henry and offensive linemen Geno VanDeMark, Spencer Brown, Kevin Wigenton II and Ethan Boyd.

–North Carolina junior defensive lineman Kedrick Bingley-Jones announced that he is entering the transfer portal.

The 6-foot-4, 305-pounder appeared in four games this year and make two solo tackles, including one for loss. He played in 26 games total for the Tar Heels in three seasons.

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Sep 30, 2023; Boulder, Colorado, USA;  Colorado Buffaloes quarterback Shedeur Sanders (2) smiles as he walks off the field after the game against the USC Trojans at Folsom Field. Mandatory Credit: John Leyba-USA TODAY Sports

NCAA shrinks window to enter transfer portal

The window for Division I college athletes to enter the transfer portal is shrinking from 60 to 45 days.

The NCAA Division I Council voted Tuesday to approve the reduction for all sports.

“Council actions are not final until meetings conclude today,” the NCAA posted Wednesday on social media.

In football, a 30-day window will open after the season and a 15-day window will be available in the spring.

In basketball, the 60-day window that followed Selection Sunday last year will now be trimmed to 45 days.

Exact dates for the upcoming calendar year have not been announced.

The Division I Council had previously proposed slashing the windows to 30 days before settling on 45.

Graduate students can still enter the transfer portal at any time.

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Cincinnati Bearcats quarterback Ben Bryant (6) throws  a pass during the Cincinnati Bearcats spring scrimmage at Nippert Stadium on Saturday, April 15, 2023.

Cincinnati Bearcats Football Spring Game April 15 2023

Cincinnati QB Ben Bryant in transfer portal

Cincinnati starting quarterback Ben Bryant has entered the transfer portal as a grad transfer.

Bryant threw for 2,732 yards and 21 touchdowns against seven interceptions in 2022 before suffering a season-ending foot injury in November. His 61.2 completion percentage ranked as the 10th best in school history.

The move would suggest that Arizona State transfer Emory Jones will be the Bearcats’ starting quarterback in 2023.

Bryant, not quite 100 percent recovered from surgery on the foot, competed last week in the Bearcats’ spring game under new coach Scott Satterfield.

Bryant has thrown for 6,406 yards and 37 TDs and 17 picks in five seasons with Cincinnati (2018-20; 2022) and Eastern Michigan (2021).

Satterfield became the new Bearcats coach in December after Luke Fickell left to take the Wisconsin job.

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Jan 2, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; USC Trojans wide receiver Michael Jackson III (9) and offensive lineman Courtland Ford (74) and running back Raleek Brown (14) and tight end Lake McRee (87) celebrate after Jackson scores a touchdown against the Tulane Green Wave during the first half in the 2023 Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

USC tackle Courtland Ford among players entering portal

More college football players entered their names into the college football transfer portal over the weekend, with USC offensive tackle Courtland Ford among the most notable.

Ford started 12 games for the Trojans, including the Cotton Bowl, and he has three years of eligibility. A former three-star prospect out of Cedar Hill, Texas, he reportedly had chosen USC ahead of Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, TCU and Oregon.

Two-time All-Mountain West cornerback Patrick McMorris from San Diego State entered the portal and soon announced his commitment to Cal, where his brother Malik McMorris works as a graduate assistant on the coaching staff.

Also entering the portal were three linebackers who were four-star recruits coming out of high school — Desmond Tisdol (Rocheville, Georgia) from Auburn, Itayvion Brown (St. Louis) from Michigan State, and Shammond Cooper (St. Louis) Illinois.

Among players entering the portal last Saturday and into Sunday, according to multiple media outlets:

–Arkansas TE Dax Courtney
–Auburn LB Desmond Tisdol
–Colorado DB Dylan Dixson, TE Austin Smith
–East Carolina PK Owen Daffer, DB Fletcher Marshall, DB G’Mone Wilson
–Illinois LB Shammond Cooper
–Michigan State DE Itayvion Brown
–Missouri RB Taj Butts, DL Ian Mathews, TE Gavin McKay, CB Marcus Scott III
–Memphis CB Tyrell Raby, DL James Stewart, DL James Quinnelly
–San Diego State OT Laakea Kapoi, CB Hassan Mahasin, CB Patrick McMorris
–South Carolina DB Anthony Rose
–Temple OT Jimto Obidegwu
–UAB CB Codey Martin, QB Damon Stewart
–USC OT Courtland Ford

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Jan 9, 2023; Inglewood, CA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs defensive lineman Bear Alexander (99) reacts after a play against the TCU Horned Frogs during the second quarter of the CFP national championship game at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia DT Bear Alexander part of transfer portal rush

College football’s spring transfer portal opened on Saturday, drawing dozens of notable names including Georgia defensive tackle Bear Alexander.

Alexander recorded two sacks in 12 games as a freshman for the national champion Bulldogs in 2022, including a sack in the title game against TCU. The 6-foot-3, 305-pound lineman has three years of eligibility remaining.

The transfer portal window closes again on April 30.

Other players entering the portal, according to multiple media outlets, included:

–Auburn WR Tar’Varish Dawson Jr., DE Jeffrey M’Ba
–Boston College CB Josh DeBerry
–Colorado CB Nikko Reed
–Kansas TE Max Dowling
–Kentucky DB Vito Tisdale, CB Andre Stewart
–Maryland OL Keon Kindred
–NC State QB Ben Finley
–North Texas TE Var’Keyes Gumms
–Oklahoma State OL Caleb Etienne
–TCU WR Deshawn McCuin, WR Blair Conwright
–Texas DE/LB Derrick Brown, LB Trevell Johnson, WR Brenen Thompson, WR Jaden Alexis
–Texas A&M OL Matthew Wykoff

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Purdue Boilermakers quarterback Brady Allen (18) throws the ball during a practice, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.

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Purdue QB Brady Allen enters transfer portal

Brady Allen, expected to compete for Purdue’s starting quarterback job in 2023, said Monday he is entering the transfer portal.

A four-star recruit in the Class of 2022, Allen is an Indiana native who starred at Gibson Southern High School. The 247Sports composite ranked him as the No. 10 quarterback in the class.

Allen played behind seniors Aidan O’Connell and primary backup Austin Burton in the 2022 season and saw limited playing time, completing 1 of 3 pass attempts for 8 yards.

He will have four years of eligibility remaining.

“It’s been an awesome experience wearing the black and gold,” Allen posted to Twitter. “I am thankful for the relationships and memories I’ve made over the last year. I made a decision to attend Purdue University, and represent our home state over three years ago. It was a decision that I put a lot of time and effort into. A decision that I never swayed from. However, sometimes the best plans don’t work out, and you have to deviate from them to do what’s best for your future. After many thoughts and prayers I’ve decided to enter my name in the transfer portal.”

New head coach Ryan Walters and offensive coordinator Graham Harrell are expected to turn to the transfer portal to find a quarterback.

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Jackson State WR Travis Hunter (12) is seen during their homecoming NCAA college football game against Campbell in Jackson, Miss., Saturday, October 22, 2022.


Ex-No. 1 recruit Travis Hunter enters portal, will leave Jackson State

Travis Hunter, the No. 1 overall recruit in the 2022 class who shocked college football by selecting to play at Jackson State, is in the transfer portal.

247Sports lists Hunter as a five-star prospect and the top available transfer player. There is wide speculation he will join Deion Sanders, who recruited him to Jackson State, at Colorado, but On3 reported that Georgia, Miami and Southern California could be making a play for him.

Sanders, who was hired to coach the Buffaloes on Dec. 3, said in an Instagram chat last week that he expected Hunter would join him “real soon” in Colorado. At the time, he also said his son, Jackson State starting quarterback Shadeur Sanders, would follow him as well.

The 6-foot-1 Hunter was the first five-star high school prospect to sign with an FCS football program since ESPN began college football rankings in 2006.

In his freshman season, Hunter played both cornerback and wide receiver for Sanders. He had 20 tackles, two interceptions — returning one for a touchdown — and 10 passes defensed. On offense, he caught 18 passes for 198 yards with four touchdowns.

He was limited to eight games because of injury.

Hunter, from Collins Hill High School in Suwanee, Ga., verbally committed to Florida State in March 2020 but signed with Jackson State last December. At the time, Sanders vehemently denied reports that Hunter received as much as $1.5 million in name, image and likeness funds to sign with the HBCU school.

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Sep 24, 2022; Berkeley, California, USA; Arizona Wildcats wide receiver Dorian Singer (5) runs after a catch against the California Golden Bears during the second quarter at FTX Field at California Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona WR Dorian Singer enters transfer portal

One of the top wide receivers in college football intends to transfer as Arizona’s Dorian Singer entered the portal on Monday.

Singer confirmed multiple reports by posting a message to Twitter. He said he entered the portal after “long talks” with his family. He also said he appreciated his Arizona teammates for “keeping my confidence high and holding me to a high ceiling on and off the field.”

A 6-foot-1 sophomore, Singer led the Pac-12 this season in receiving yards with 1,105. He was also sixth in the conference in receptions with 66. He scored six touchdowns and averaged 16.7 yards per catch in 12 games.

Arizona went 5-7 this season under second-year head coach Jedd Fisch.

A native of Saint Paul, Minn., Singer was a three-star prospect in the 2021 class and chose Arizona over offers from Texas, Air Force, Iowa State and Utah, among other programs.

He was on the mid-season watchlist for the Biletnikoff Award this year.

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