Early Grad Transfer Commits

College football is reaching the end of the regular season, and we’re already seeing grad transfer commits for 2019. Here are the announcements we’ve seen so far.

Manny Bowen, a linebacker, is taking his graduate transfer from Penn State to Utah.

D’Andre Plantin, an offensive lineman, will grad transfer from Virginia Tech to North Texas.

And Steven Nixon, a long snapper, has committed as a grad transfer to Georgia, where he’ll head after finishing his degree at Mercer. We love FCS to FBS grad transfers!

Updating college football activity

Here's what's been happening for college football grad transfers over the last couple of days.

Noah Fisher, an offensive lineman, will take a graduate transfer from South Alabama to Tulane.

Vaha Vainuku, a defensive lineman, will grad transfer from Utah to Nebraska.

Van Johnson, a wide receiver, can grad transfer from Mississippi to Florida, thanks to a rule change about graduate transfers within the SEC.

Cequan Jefferson, a defensive back, is taking a graduate transfer from Temple to Stony Brook.

The latest college football commits

Two more committed grad transfers to report in college football.

Raelon Singleton, a wide receiver, is taking a grad transfer from Utah to Houston.

Juwan Dowels, a defensive back, is taking a grad transfer from Syracuse to Western Michigan. This one's particularly interesting because Syracuse and Western Michigan play in the season opener this fall.

Sunday updates to the lists

Casey Hughes, who made the grad transfer list earlier this month, is off to Michigan. He played four three season at Utah before quitting the team before the 2017 season.

Meanwhile, Keller Chryst is leaving Stanford and will play his fifth year elsewhere. He's battled injuries throughout his career, and he lost his starting job midway through the 2017 season. He's joining a crowded market of quarterback transfers, so stay tuned on where he ends 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.

 

Two PAC-12 players moving on

Arizona linebacker Brandon Rutt is taking a graduate transfer. He's the second Wildcat this week to look an opportunity to play his final season elsewhere. Rutt started four games this season before losing his starting job to a true freshman, and he appeared in every game of his Arizona career. Rutt will graduate in the spring.

Meanwhile, Casey Hughes, who had 11 starts as a defensive back for Utah last season, will also play college football elsewhere next season. Hughes earned his starting role after appearing primarily on special teams his first two seasons on campus. It's unclear yet when Hughes will graduate, but he's a three time All-Conference academic performer, so he'll probably be fine. Stay tuned on this one - Hughes seems likely to be in high demand.