Monday's football news

A couple of grad transfer updates for college football.

Sterling Johnson, a defensive lineman, is taking a graduate transfer from Clemson to Coastal Carolina.

Also, writers for Utah State report that Jalen Green, a wide receiver, has taken his grad transfer from USC to Utah State. This is surprising - Green was originally committed to Illinois.

Finally, Keyan Williams, a wide receiver ,will take a graduate transfer from Nebraska.

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.

 

Oliver commits and other notes

Khalil Oliver, formerly an Oregon defensive back, is taking a graduate transfer to Missouri. He appeared in 23 games for the Ducks and was a starter before his 2017 season was cut short because of injury. Oliver has one year of college football eligibility left, but a hardship waiver may get him a second year for the Tigers.

Also, note that former Clemson Tigers Shadell Bell and C.J. Fuller are on the Potential Transfers list. Bell, a tight end, had one career catch in twelve career games. He has two years of eligibility remaining after he takes his grad transfer. Fuller, a running back, was the starter for the 2017 season, but was soon passed on the depth chart. He has one year of eligibility left.

Joly and Johnson looking to take graduate transfers

Marcel Joly, a depth running back at Iowa, is taking a grad transfer for the 2018 season. Joly made a couple of appearances in 2015, but hasn't been able to climb the depth chart since. Also, his 2017 was cut short due to injury.  He has one year of eligibility remaining to reboot his college football career.

Meanwhile, Sterling Johnson, a rotation defensive lineman at Clemson, is also looking to take a graduate transfer. Johnson appeared in  eleven games for the Tigers this season, recording 14 tackles and two sacks in 2017. He was a high school All-American, so the talent is there. And Johnson still has time to make an impact - he's got two years of eligiblity remaining.

Updating the grad transfer market

It was a pretty quiet weekend in terms of new names for the potential and committed graduate transfer lists. All of the attention seems to be focused on Calvin Anderson, the Rice offensive lineman who is being courted by  blue chippers such as Texas, Michigan, and Auburn. There's plenty of other visits happening too, as teams look to make grad transfers part of their recruiting classes.

In terms of new entries, look no further than Austin Jones making his grad transfer to Alabama official. Jones, a kicker, visited the Tide over the weekend. He'll be a walk on, but is expected to compete for the starting job. Jones started for two years at Temple for a knee injury derailed his college football career.

Meanwhile, Clemson defensive lineman Jabril Robinson has announced his intention to explore the grad transfer market. Robinson played in 11 games for the Tigers in 2017, seeing about 20 snaps per game. He graduated in December. With stiff competition in front of him on the depth chart, it's likely Robinson is looking for more time on the football field somewhere else.

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.

Scott Pagano Leaving Clemson

Scott Pagano, a rotation player on the defensive line for the last two seasons, is moving on. Pagano started 13 games over 2 seasons, although his 2016 season was hampered by injury. Pagano was expected to compete for a full time starting job for the 2017 season, but instead is expected to move to the West Coast, closer to his native Hawaii.