College football grad transfers already coming in

A rule change this off-season means guys can redshirt, even after playing 3 or 4 games. The rule is meant for younger players, but we’re starting to see older players taking advantage. We’re seeing players who have found their roles diminished and are deciding to sit out the rest of the season, finishing their degrees, and having eligibility to graduate transfer elsewhere next season.

Here’s the list of players who have thus far made the decision to find a new opportunity next season:

Jalen Harris, Tight End, Auburn

Jalen McCleskey, Wide Receiver, Oklahoma State

Jonathan Nance, Wide Receiver, Arkansas

Remus Bulmer, Running Back, Sam Houston St

Stay tuned - there’s certainly going to be more additions before the regular season is over.

Newest college football grad transfers

Here's an update on the latest graduate transfer activity in college football.

Chase Harrell, a wide receiver, will grad transfer from Kansas to Arkansas.

Jeff George, a quarterback, will grad transfer from Illinois to Michigan.

Walter Brady, a defensive lineman, will take his graduate transfer from Middle Tennessee.

Getting caught up on college football news

Quite a few grad transfers to note in college football this week.

Georgia Tech added two FCS graduate transfers this week. Malik Rivera, a defensive back, will grad transfer in from Wofford. Zach Roberts, a long snapper, is taking his grad transfer from Lamar. We always love seeing FCS guys getting a chance at a big time school thanks to the graduate transfer rule!

Will Gragg, a tight end, will grad transfer from Arkansas to Pitt. He has two years of college football remaining.

Andrew Mike, an offensive lineman, will take graduate transfer from Florida to Rice.

Nick Watkins, a defensive back, is heading to Houston, having taken his grad transfer from Notre Dame.

Brinkley Jolly, an offensive lineman, is taking his graduate transfer from Wyoming to SMU.

The latest college football grad transfers

A busy couple of days for college football. Here are the latest updates:

Jabril Robinson, a defensive lineman, is taking a graduate transfer from Clemson to West Virginia.

Ashton White, a defensive back, will be a grad transfer from Notre Dame to Buffalo.

Cole Blake, a running back, is leaving Robert Morris and using his grad transfer to walk-on at Pitt.

Jake Hall, a defensive lineman, will be a graduate transfer to SMU, having spent most of his career at Arkansas.

And Denzil Ware, a linebacker, is heading to Jacksonville State after leaving Kentucky as a grad transfer. This one is a bit of a surprise - an SEC starter heading to the FCS has raised a few eyebrows.

 

Another busy Monday for grad transfers

So far, there have been four changes to the lists today, with two commits and two announcements of intent.

Alex Malzone, the former Michigan quarterback, is going to play college football for Miami Ohio next season. That's not to be confused with Miami (Fl), which has been very busy this month. Malzone only had three appearances over his Michigan career. Luckily for him (and the Redhawks), Malzone has two seasons of eligibility left. He'll graduate from Michigan in the spring.

George Rushing, a wide receiver formerly of Wisconsin, is taking a graduate transfer to Buffalo next season. Rushing was hurt for most of the 2017 season, and it had been announced before the season was even over that Rushing would be graduating.

Josh Harris, a linebacker from Arkansas, and Clemson Quarterback Tucker Israel also announced their intentions to take grad transfers next season. Stay tuned on where they end up.

Three new names on the potential grad transfer list

A busy Friday of grad transfer to get you caught up on.

Raelon Singleton, one of Utah's top wide receivers last season, is taking a grad transfer to be closer to family. It's not guaranteed he'll play college football elsewhere next season, but he graduates in May and has a year of eligibility left, so there's still time to see how this plays out.

Tre Watson, a running back, is leaving Cal after an injury-shortened 2017 campaign.  However, he posted 700 yards during the 2016 season, so he's bound to help someone on the football field next fall. He'll graduate in the spring and have a year of eligibility left. Don't confuse this Tre Watson with the Tre Watson who already took a grad transfer from Illinois to Maryland this off-season.

Cole Hedlund, a kicker, is taking a grad transfer from Arkansas after a frustrating career. He was a highly touted kicker before he got on campus, but never lived up to the hype and lost his starting job twice. He'll get a chance to start over as elsewhere after he graduates in the spring.