Transfer portal or college free agency

Jake Hughes, Staff Writer

The college transfer portal has been a touchy subject for the past couple of years. The transfor portal is used when an athlete wants to leave his or her school to seek out different schools who will let that athlete play on their team. The transfor portal is mainly used for college football players. Just in the last couple of months since the season has ended there has been a record number of football players who have used their transfor portal. Over 3,000 college football players all over the NCAA have entered the transfer portal. The team that has had a lot of transfers is the Oklahoma Sooners as most of their players have either transferred to USC to follow Lincoln Riley the former head coach or go on to other places. Many believe that the transfer portal is a hindrance to recruits because the players commit to these schools based on good will and then their trust is broken by the school taking these players in who either play that same player’s position or sometimes the school could pull that kid’s offer. Many also believe that it’s the best thing for the sport that players get to explore other options like an NFL free agency. If a player is not getting the playing time he thinks he deserves and he could easily get the playing time somewhere else why shouldn’t he transfer. All these kids at the D1 level want to make it to the league and if transferring will help them make it there and get the exposure they need why shouldn’t they. If you are a fan of any college team you hate to see any player leave. Many fans either love or hate the transfer portal as they will either see their favorite players leave or. If they are lucky they will have an amazing player transfer into the program that could transform the entire team. This has been a crazy offseason for college football and many are trying to fix the problem since we have seen an astronomical number of players. There has been no solution so we will see how far the transfor portal will shape sports.