Helmets sit on the field before an NCAA football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the TCU Horned Frogs at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. Oklahoma won 28-24. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

Oklahoma gains commitment of transfer QB General Booty

Oklahoma continues to fill out its quarterback room with a commitment from junior college QB General Booty.

The name might sound familiar. His uncles, Josh (LSU) and John David (Southern California), played quarterback at Power Five programs. His father, Abram, was a receiver at LSU in the late 1990s.

General Booty, a 6-foot-3, 195-pound passer, played at Tyler Junior College in Texas. He will have three years of eligibility at Oklahoma.

He played his final high school season in Allen, Texas, and didn’t attract a lot of attention from colleges.

At Tyler, he threw for 3,115 yards and 25 touchdowns.

He announced his transfer on Twitter Saturday night.

Last season’s starting quarterbacks for the Sooners wound up in the transfer portal. Caleb Williams signed with former coach Lincoln Riley at USC, while Spencer Rattler transferred to South Carolina.

Dillon Gabriel, who transferred from UCF, is expected to start for the Sooners. Also on the roster is Nick Evers, a four-star recruit in the Class of 2022.

Davis Beville, who played two seasons at Pitt, announced his transfer to Oklahoma earlier this week. He also has three seasons of eligibility left.

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Dec 18, 2020; Los Angeles, California, USA; Southern California Trojans wide receiver Bru McCoy (4) is defended by Oregon Ducks cornerback Mykael Wright (2) during the Pac-12 Championship at United Airlines Field at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Oregon defeated USC 31-24. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Former USC receiver Bru McCoy transfers to Tennessee

Former Southern California wide receiver Bru McCoy announced on social media Tuesday that he has committed to transfer to Tennessee.

McCoy, who has played just one season of college football and sat out two others, was in the transfer portal for the third time.

McCoy was a five-star recruit in the Class of 2019 out of Ranchos Palos Verde, Calif., ranked the No. 9 overall player in the class in the 247Sports composite.

He enrolled at USC in January 2019 but changed his mind and transferred to Texas. Less than six months later, he had decided to transfer back to USC.

McCoy sat out the 2019 season at USC because of an illness before compiling 21 catches for 236 yards and two touchdowns as a redshirt freshman in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season.

He never got into a game during 2021 following an arrest on suspicion of domestic violence. Charges against McCoy eventually were dropped, but the Trojans never reinstated him.

The Volunteers went 7-6 (4-4 SEC) in 2021 and are being projected as a potential preseason top 25 team for 2022, with last year’s starting quarterback Hendon Hooker (2,945 yards, 31 touchdowns, three picks) among those returning.

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Dec 30, 2021; Atlanta, GA, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers wide receiver Jordan Addison (3) is tackled by Michigan State Spartans safety Xavier Henderson (3) after a long pass reception during the first half during the 2021 Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Pitt All-American WR Jordan Addison enters transfer portal

Pitt wide receiver Jordan Addison, a consensus All-American and the reigning Fred Biletnikoff Award winner for the best receiver in college football, officially appeared in the transfer portal Tuesday.

Multiple media reports that appeared as early as last week said Addison was expected to depart Pitt for Southern California and join new coach Lincoln Riley. The Pitt football program believed that the Trojans tampered with Addison to sway him to transfer, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

The newspaper also reported, citing sources, that Addison is being offered a “multimillion-dollar” name, image and likeness deal to play for the Trojans.

Players must be in the portal for coaches at other schools to contact them, leading to some speculation among fans that Riley and USC could have tampered.

Sunday was the deadline for fall and winter athletes to enter the portal in order to remain immediately eligible to play in 2022-23. But Addison’s name only appeared Tuesday once his paperwork had gone through, ESPN reported.

Addison has not made a final decision on whether to go to USC, find another program or return to Pitt, multiple reports added.

Addison had a breakout year as a sophomore, hauling in 100 receptions for 1,593 yards and 17 touchdowns while playing with Heisman Trophy finalist Kenny Pickett as his quarterback. Addison added 56 rushing yards and one touchdown on the ground as the Panthers won their first ACC championship in football.

Pickett was the first quarterback taken in last week’s NFL draft, 20th overall to the Pittsburgh Steelers. One player competing for Pitt’s starting job in 2022 is Kedon Slovis, who transferred this offseason, ironically, from USC.

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Ohio State Buckeyes defensive lineman Noah Potter (97) stretches during a spring football practice at the Woody Hayes Athletics Center in Columbus on March 22, 2022.

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Ohio State DL Noah Potter to transfer

Noah Potter has entered the transfer portal, the second Ohio State defensive lineman to do so this week.

He follows defensive lineman Jacolbe Cowan, who announced his transfer status on Monday following the end of spring practice.

Potter was a four-star prospect in the Class of 2019 from Mentor, Ohio. He played his first two seasons in a reserve role and missed 2021 with a foot injury. He also underwent emergency eye surgery after being diagnosed with a torn retina last fall.

The 6-foot-6 Potter was expected to play a larger role in 2022, but defensive line is one of the deepest positions for the Buckeyes.

In the spring game on April 16, Potter made six tackles (two for loss) and had two sacks.

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Louisville's Tyler Harrell makes Syracuse's Jason Simmons miss the tackle after he catches the ball and then runs for a touchdown. Nov. 13, 2021 Louisville Syracuse 18

Alabama lands transfer WR Tyler Harrell from Louisville

Former Louisville wide receiver Tyler Harrell will transfer to Alabama, he announced on social media Friday.

Harrell played just one full season with the Cardinals, hauling in 18 receptions for 523 yards and six touchdowns in 12 games as a sophomore last year.

Once a composite three-star recruit coming out of high school in 2018, Harrell made a name for himself with his speed. He has run the 40-yard dash in a blazing 4.19 seconds, though that time is considered unofficial because it was hand-timed.

Alabama had some need at the position after receiver Agiye Hall entered the transfer portal and headed to Texas earlier this month.

The Crimson Tide also lost their top three receivers from 2021: Jameson Williams, John Metchie III and Slade Bolden. All three are projected to be taken in next week’s NFL draft.

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Jan 10, 2022; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Agiye Hall (84) reacts during the second half after the game in the 2022 CFP college football national championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

WR Agiye Hall transfers from Alabama to Texas

Ex-Alabama wide receiver Agiye Hall, who was a sought-after four-star recruit in the Class of 2021, announced plans to transfer to Texas on Tuesday.

Hall was rated the 45th overall recruit in 2021 in the 247Sports composite. He was the class’ fifth-best receiver according to 247Sports and the third-ranked receiver per ESPN.

Hall caught just four passes for 72 yards as a freshman at Alabama. During spring practice this month, he was handed a suspension for violating team rules, and he opted to enter the transfer portal.

Texas coach Steve Sarkisian was the offensive coordinator at Alabama when the 6-foot-3 Hall chose the Crimson Tide out of high school.

The Longhorns will host the Crimson Tide in a nonconference game on Sept. 10.

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Oct 23, 2021; Oxford, Mississippi, USA; LSU Tigers running back Corey Kiner (21) carries the ball during the second half against the Mississippi Rebels at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Former LSU RB Corey Kiner transfers to Cincinnati

Not long after he entered the NCAA transfer portal on Monday, former LSU running back Corey Kiner chose to transfer to Cincinnati.

A Cincinnati native, Kiner revealed the decision to join his hometown Bearcats on social media.

Kiner was a four-star recruit and the nation’s No. 10 RB prospect in the Class of 2021 by the 247 Sports composite. He ranked second on the Tigers with 324 rushing yards as a freshman last season.

He added two rushing touchdowns and caught two passes for 10 yards in 11 games in 2021.

Kiner joins a Cincinnati team that will need to replace Jerome Ford, its leading rusher in 2021 who declared for the NFL draft. Last year the Bearcats went 13-1 and became the first team from outside the Power Five conferences to make the College Football Playoff.

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Dec 31, 2021; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Georgia Bulldogs quarterback JT Daniels (18) warms up prior to the Orange Bowl college football CFP national semifinal game against the Michigan Wolverines at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Ex-Georgia QB JT Daniels transfers to West Virginia

Quarterback JT Daniels is hoping the third time is the charm.

Daniels told ESPN on Wednesday that he’s transferring to West Virginia. The Mountaineers will be the third team for Daniels, who entered the NCAA transfer portal after two seasons at Georgia. He also played two seasons at Southern California.

“Going up and down the roster, I feel like they have very, very good pieces everywhere,” Daniels told ESPN. “It feels like a great fit for a quarterback. I feel like there’s a really, really, really good team that I’m going to step into and do my part to contribute.”

Daniels selected West Virginia over Missouri and Oregon State after recently visiting the schools.

Daniels also will see a familiar face in Graham Harrell, who is the new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach with the Mountaineers. Harrell was the offensive coordinator with the Trojans when Daniels attended the school in 2019.

“It definitely helped knowing Graham coming into it and having a really good relationship with him,” Daniels said. “Knowing that I trust that offense and that system, and I believe in it. I also feel really comfortable with Coach Brown and the ideas that he has and the way that he runs a program.”

Daniels completed 68 of 94 passes for 722 yards with seven touchdowns and three interceptions in five games last season with national champion Georgia. He battled oblique and lat muscle injuries during the season.

His college career began with promise at USC before a knee injury in 2019 allowed Kedon Slovis to emerge as the Trojans quarterback.

Daniels is expected to battle returning quarterbacks Garrett Greene and Will Crowder and incoming freshman Nicco Marchiol for the starting job in West Virginia. Jarret Doege, who started the past two seasons, transferred to Western Kentucky.

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Dec 23, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA;  Florida Gators quarterback Emory Jones (5) is hit by UCF Knights defensive lineman Big Kat Bryant (1) on a pass attempt in the first half of the Gasparilla Bowl at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

Florida QB Emory Jones entering transfer portal

Florida quarterback Emory Jones announced Saturday that he is entering the NCAA transfer portal.

“After many conversations with my family and after putting a lot of thought into my future, I have decided to enter the transfer portal,” Jones posted to Twitter. “I am proud to say that I will continue my education at the University of Florida with the goal of becoming a Gator Graduate at the end of the spring semester.”

Jones was the Gators’ starter last season, and he threw for 2,734 yards with 19 touchdown passes and 13 interceptions in 13 games.

In 37 games over parts of four seasons, he threw for 3,347 yards with 26 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.

Jones said earlier this week that he had considered transferring but first-year coach Billy Napier convinced him to stay. Apparently, that changed.

He was expected to compete this spring with Ohio State transfer Jack Miller and Anthony Richardson for the starting job.

“Emory has conducted himself with nothing but class and selflessness,” Napier said in a statement issued Saturday. “It is not surprising that he has earned the respect of his teammates, coaches and this entire organization.

“I am proud of him for everything he’s accomplished and for his commitment to compete his degree this spring. He is a young man with a bright future and I wish him nothing but the best.”

Jones has two years of eligibility remaining.

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OU coach Lincoln Riley and quarterback Caleb Williams (13).

QB Caleb Williams following Lincoln Riley to USC

Former Oklahoma quarterback Caleb Williams announced Tuesday he will follow former Sooners coach Lincoln Riley and transfer to Southern California.

Williams, who entered the transfer portal on Jan. 3, posted a Trojans hype video on Twitter with the hashtag #FightOn. It featured himself wearing a USC uniform.

Williams confirmed his career move in an interview with ESPN.

“I wanted to go somewhere I thought would provide me with the best development both on and off the field,” he told ESPN. “… Getting to know Coach Riley and gaining familiarity with his offense definitely played a part in my selection, as well as already knowing some the guys on the team.”

As an Oklahoma freshman in 2021, Williams threw for 1,912 yards with 21 touchdowns against four interceptions after replacing Spencer Rattler six games into the season. Williams rushed for another 442 yards and scored six TDs as the Sooners finished 11-2.

Williams also considered UCLA, Georgia and Wisconsin and had not ruled out staying at Oklahoma.

Williams told ESPN he filed all the paperwork with USC last week and starts classes on Tuesday. He expects to join team workouts soon.

“I want to get to work right away, earn the trust of my teammates, win championships and help bring USC back to being a top-rated program,” Williams said.

Riley has added 13 transfers from the portal since taking over the Trojans in November.

After announcing his transfer, Williams’ odds for winning the 2022 Heisman Trophy climbed from +1300 to +800 at PointsBet.com, while USC’s national championship odds went from +5000 to +3000.

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