Below is a list of players from the Mid-American Conference who plan to leave, or have left, their respective teams by entering their names in the brand-new NCAA transfer portal.
If there’s a name in the portal that affects the MAC and isn’t listed below, please contact me via Twitter (@MACProspectus) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). All sources remain anonymous.
- Just because a player’s name has been entered into the portal, that doesn’t mean the player is forced to leave. This also doesn’t mean the affected head coach is forced to hold a roster spot for the player if he doesn’t end up transferring. That player also isn’t guaranteed his scholarship back, either.
- As of 4/19/19, 39 players (not including Tyree Jackson) have entered their names into the transfer portal and 14 have either joined or committed to new colleges; eight stayed at the FBS level (eight to Power 5 schools), three joined FCS teams, one to Division II and another went JUCO.
- Buffalo QB Tyree Jackson entered his name in the transfer portal days after the Dollar General Bowl, but announced his decision to declare for the NFL Draft instead just days later.
- Northern Illinois WR Amir Brummett announced that he’s looking to play basketball instead.
|Name||POS, School||New school|
|Willie Cherry||WR, Ohio||Trinity Valley C.C.|
|Mike Danna||DE, CMU||Michigan|
|Justin Gibbs||WR, Ball State||Austin Peay (FCS)|
|James Gilbert||RB, Ball State||Kansas State|
|Kyle Junior||DE, BGSU||Oklahoma State|
|Tyler Mabry||TE, Buffalo||Maryland|
|Riley Neal||QB, Ball State||Vanderbilt|
|K.J. Osborn||WR, Buffalo||Miami-FL|
|Connor Parks||DE, Kent State||Florida A&M (FCS)|
|Justin Rankin||RB, Kent State||NW Missouri State (D2)|
|Wyatt Rector||QB, WMU||Florida State|
|Ryan Roberts||OL NIU||Florida State|
|Nicholas Sims||RB, Toledo||Indiana State|
|Art Thompkins||RB, Toledo||UConn|
|Lamar Anderson||S, Ball State|
|Amir Brummett||WR, NIU|
|Dakari Carter||CB/WR, Toledo|
|Joshua Croslen||DT, BGSU|
|LaMarr Davis||DT, Toledo|
|Kennedy Emesibe||DE, Buffalo|
|Davontae Ginwright||CB, WMU|
|Sean Hammonds Jr.||DE, Ball State|
|Matthew Hanson||DE, Akron|
|Jonathan Hawkins||RB, Buffalo|
|Verenzo Holmes||CB, Ball State|
|Antwuan Johnson||LB, BGSU|
|Rodley Jolicoeur||S, Kent State|
|Charlie Jones||WR, Buffalo|
|Alex Malzone||QB, Miami|
|David Marsh||DE, Miami|
|Quinton Maxwell||QB, Ohio|
|Nevone McCrimmon||RB, Toledo|
|Tadarrius Patterson||LB, Toledo|
|Emmanuel Reed||RB, Buffalo|
|Keelen Roberts||CB, Toledo|
|Blake Underwood||S, Miami|
|Romero Wade||S, Ball State|
|Keishawn Watson||WR, WMU|
|Ozziah Williams||CB, WMU|
- Community and junior college transfers will not be listed here; only NCAA transfers.
- Immediately eligible to play: CB Kareem Ali Jr., *QB Ross Bowers, TE Austin Dorris, RB Walter Fletcher, DB/LB Marshe Terry, and OG Oge Udeogu.
- *QB Ross Bowers has not yet applied to NIU, but he plans on it.
- OL Bill Kuduk must sit out the 2019 season, but will have three years to play afterward.
|Name||POS, School||New school|
|Kareem Ali Jr.||CB, Temple||WMU|
|*Ross Bowers||QB, Cal||NIU|
|Austin Dorris||TE, Indiana||BGSU|
|Walter Fletcher||RB, Edinboro (D2)||Ball State|
|Qwuantrezz Knight||S, Maryland||Kent State|
|Bill Kuduk||OL, Kansas State||Kent State|
|Marshe Terry||DB/LB, UConn||NIU|
|Oge Udeogu||OG, Iowa State||CMU|