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.

Weekend Updates

College basketball grad transfers seem to have slowed down a bit, but there's been quite a bit of movement for college football this weekend.

Joe Burrow, a quarterback, is taking his long-expected grad transfer from Ohio State to LSU.

Dallas Warmack, an offensive lineman, will graduate transfer from Alabama to Oregon.

Kiy Hester, a defensive back, is taking a grad transfer from Rutgers to Florida International.

Additionally, Cam Jefferies, a defensive back, announced his intention to seek a graduate transfer from Bowling Green.

Also Bobby Hartzog, a wide receiver, is now on the Other Grad Transfers list after announcing his grad transfer from Kansas to FCS Texas Southern.


Big name QB on the market and other news

The biggest college football grad transfer news of the day is Joe Burrow finally announcing his intention to take a graduate transfer. The Ohio State quarterback has been rumored to be on the move for months, and now it's official. Stay tuned to see where he ends up.

Also, Blake Barnett, a quarterback, is taking a grad transfer from Arizona State to South Florida.

Finally, Brandon Kennedy, an offensive lineman, is taking a grad transfer from Alabama.

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Additions to the football list

Camp season is over, and college football players are once again on the move. Here are the latest graduate transfers.

Isaiah Gentry-Madaris, a wide receiver, is taking his grad transfer from Minnesota to Miami of Ohio.

Tabari Hines, also a wide receiver, will be a graduate transfer to Oregon after spending his first four years at Wake Forest.

And Ryan Boyle is on the "Other Grad Transfers" list, as he will play quarterback for Indiana State next season, after taking his degree from Iowa.


The latest grad transfer news for football

Evan Shirreffs has announced his graduate transfer destination; the former Miami (FL) quarterback is heading to Charlotte. Shirreffs has had an interesting journey over the past few months. His grad transfer from the Hurricanes drew attention because of the restrictions placed on him by the former staff. But that's all in the past and he now has two years of college football with the 49ers.

Meanwhile, Jawuan Johnson, a linebacker from Northern Illinois, is taking a grad transfer.  Johnson was a top defensive player for the Huskies last season, starting 13 games and racking up almost 100 tackles, 5 interceptions, and 5 forced fumbles. He has one year of eligibility remaining.

Colorado State gets surprise QB commit

Remember KJ Carta-Samuels? Washington QB graduate transfer heading to UCLA? Yeah, he changed plans. Yeah, he changed plans in a major way.

Carta-Samuels is now taking his grad transfer to Colorado State. The Rams lost their quarterback to a knee injury a few weeks ago, and now they have another solution to take his place. Carta-Samuels was a career role player for the Huskies who is using his final year of college football to play in the Mountain West Conference. It will be interesting to hear what made him change his mind. 

College football grad transfer news

Gardner Minshew, the grad transfer who gained national attention after committing to Alabama, is changing direction. The East Carolina quarterback is now heading to Washington State. Minshew expressed a belief that playing in the Cougars' system will give him a better shot at the NFL. Stay tuned to see if Alabama looks into another graduate transfer on the market.

Also, Denzel Fisher, a defensive back, is taking his graduate transfer from UCLA. He spent three years as a reserve for the Bruins and will graduate this spring. He has one year of eligibility remaining.

Baylor grabs a QB

Another quarterback has announced his graduate transfer destination.

Jalan McClendon, formerly of N.C. State, is taking a grad transfer to Baylor. A dual-purpose QB, McClendon threw for 262 yards and ran for 223 in 14 career games for the Wolfpack. He adds immediate depth for the Bears, who only have two scholarship signal callers this spring. McClendon has one year of eligibility remaining.

A couple of committed tranfers

Dylan Collie, a wide receiver who previously played for Hawaii, has taken his graduate transfer to BYU. He's an interesting story, having started his career with the Cougars before taking a religious mission and deciding to transfer to the Warriors. Collie has more than 1,300 yards receiving in his career, and he has one year of eligibility remaining. And if the name Collie sounds familiar, that's because his older brother played a few years for the Indianapolis Colts.

And while one player is leaving Hawaii, another one is coming in. Kolney Cassel is taking a grad transfer from Sacramento State to play his final year of college football in the system he started his career in. Cassel originally signed up to play quarterback at SMU, but transferred following a coaching change. And now, Hawaii is bringing back the Run 'N Shoot, and Cassel is well versed in the system. According to our source, Cassel will enroll this summer. However, he'll be on the field this fall.

Tennessee lands grad transfer QB

It's been a challenging off-season for Tennessee. The Volunteers had a long search for a new head coach and have been connected with numerous graduate transfer quarterbacks over the last few months. And now, they seem to have their guy.

Keller Chryst, a quarterback formerly of Stanford, will play his final year of college football in Knoxville. Chryst opted to grad transfer after losing the starting job in Palo Alto. He made 13 career starts and 23 career appearances for the Cardinal and is expected to compete for the starting job at Tennessee.

Three West Virginia players taking grad transfers

As spring practices start up, rosters are coming out, which means more grad transfers are springing up.

Today, we learned of three graduate transfers from West Virginia.

Chris Chugunov, a quarterback, will have two years of eligibility remaining once he enrolls at his new school this summer. Chugunov started the Mountaineers' last two games last season, but is unlikely to get a crack at the full time starting job this fall.

Jaleel Fields, a defensive lineman, will have at least one year of eligibility remaining. He appeared in 12 games a role player in 2017 and suffered an injury that cost him the full 2016 season, which could potentially mean he would get a second year of eligibility under the right circumstances.

Ricky Rogers, a wide receiver, will also have one year of college football left. He hasn't seen much time over his career, and is sure to be looking for more playing time at his next stop.


Two SEC giants land grad transfers

Alabama has taken on their second graduate transfer this off-season. Gardner Minshew, a quarterback, joins the Crimson Tide from East Carolina. While other schools kicked the tires around Minshew, he's been linked to Alabama from day one. He's from Mississippi and played his college football in the JUCO ranks there before heading to East Carolina, so this move makes sense. He's likely being brought in for depth, as Alabama is currently a bit light when it comes to QB's. Minshew has a year of eligibility remaining, with the potential for a second year.

Meanwhile, Trevor Wood is taking his grad transfer to Texas A&M. Wood saw time at both tight end and on the defensive line for Arizona, but he's heading to College Station to play on offense. He was a role player for the Wildcats, but figures to be right in the mix under the new Aggies staff.

Another grad transfer quarterback

Brandon Dawkins, a quarterback who's spent the last four years at Arizona, is taking a graduate transfer once he finishes his degree in May. He's a dual-threat quarterback who started games during both the 2016 and 2017 seasons and made 23 appearances in three years of college football the Wildcats. However, he was bypassed on the depth chart and has decided to move on for his senior year.

A pair of Kansas State grad transfers and other news

Dominique Heath, a wide receiver, has announced his intention to take a graduate transfer for his last year of eligibility. He posted 200 yards receiving last season, and leaves Kansas State with just under 1,000 yards for his career. He'll graduate in May.

Dalvin Warmick will also graduate in May and then play his final season of college football elsewhere. Warmick is a running back and averaged about 5 yards a carry in a backup role last season.

They join running back Winston Dimmel as Wildcats who have taken grad transfers this off-season.

Meanwhile, there may be mutual interest between Alabama and grad transfer quarterback Gardner Minshew. Minshew left East Carolina last month, and Alabama is looking for quarterback depth. Stay tuned.

NSD, Part 2 - Wagner QB picks a school and other FCS moves

Alex Thompson, a quarterback from Wagner, blew up a couple of weeks ago after receiving national attention for his good arm and unique story. Now, he has two seasons to continue making a name for himself at Marshall. He'll be an interesting graduate transfer for to watch for the next couple of years to see if he's as good as advertised.

Also, Gatlin Casey, a lengthy wide receiver, will be playing college football at Middle Tennessee next season. He was a key member of several recent Lehigh squads, and he will have one year of eligibility to make an impact with the Blue Raiders.

There's also a couple of names added to the "Off the Board" list. They're transfers from FBS to FCS schools. We don't count them as "Committed Transfers" because they wouldn't have to sit for a year to be eligible, regardless of their class year.

NSD News, Part 1 - A busy day at Vanderbilt

Three grad transfers connected to the Commodores today, including two of the Ivy League's best.

Louis Vecchio is taking a graduate transfer to Vandy from Penn. He was a two-time All-Ivy League performer on the defensive line and is getting a degree from their prestigious business school this spring. He has one year of eligibility remaining.

Meanwhile, All-Ivy League punter Parker Thome is moving to Vanderbilt as a grad transfer from Columbia.  Thome will likely fill a huge need on special teams for the 2018 season. He will also have one year of eligibility.

Finally, Shawn Stankavage is leaving Vanderbilt to play college football at Rice. Stankavage will have a year to play for Rice, which has a new coaching staff. He only completed one pass in his career for the Commodores, which was plagued by injuries. 

Oklahoma State lands Grad Transfer QB

Dru Brown, a two year starter at quarterback for Hawaii, will play college football for Oklahoma State next season. Brown has one year of eligibility left.

It's not a huge surprise that Oklahoma State has gone the graduate transfer route. They're replacing a record-setting quarterback, and it appears they're trying to load up on as many viable options as possible heading into the 2018 season.

Graduate transfers from South Florida and Iowa

Iowa is losing another quarterback this cycle. Ryan Boyle, a former Iowa high school player of the year, struggled to find the field during his tenure as a Hawkeye. He played both QB and wide receiver in order to find playing time, but saw the field only once in three years. He'll graduate in the spring and have two years of college football eligibility once he takes his grad transfer.

Meanwhile, Kano Dillon, a rotation tight end, is leaving South Florida. He's taking his grad transfer after a career where he put up big numbers very early on. He never broke out after a big debut, and he's looking for another opportunity for 2018. He has one year of elibility left.