Let’s update the Red Wolves Transfer Portal action

If you’re at all connected to college football right now, the Transfer Portal is where you’ll find all the action. You never know when the latest five-star malcontent is going to drop a Portal Bomb and peace-out of a billion-dollar program. While such drama entertains the Twitter community, Coach Butch Jones and his staff have been dutifully rebuilding the team to Jones’ specs.

PlayerPositionFormer Program247 Ranking
King MwikutaLBAlabama0.86
Terion SugickDLVanderbilt0.858
Eddie SmithSIllinois0.82
Ja’Quez CrossRBPurdue0.84
Blayne TollDLColorado0.82
Jordan CarmoucheDEHouston0.80*
Tharon DavisRBMemphis0.8214*
AJ MayerQBMiami (OH)0.8165
Jack KristofekQBMiss. StateNA
*High School Prospect
Tharon Davis is reportedly not on the roster

Jones is all in on defense, picking up some high-quality guys from some name-brand programs. Meanwhile, former Red Wolves testing the Potency of the Portal have met varying degrees of success so far.

Layne HatcherQBTexas State
Antonio FletcherSSIU
Anthony SwitzerSUtah State
Detravion GreenSUCA
Blake GrupeKNotre Dame
Jarius ReimonenqCBJMU
Avery DemmonsOTNA
Nason SimmonsOTNA
Corbet MimsDEMemphis
Javan HawesWRNA
Akeem HayesWRNA
Anthony PriceRBNA
Amir HowardCBNA
Seth HayesWRNA
Nick LewisOLNA
Andre HarrisOLDuke
Corey RuckerWRSouth Carolina
Vidal ScottDLNA
Terry HamptonDLArkansas
Lincoln PareRBTexas State
Antwon Fegans JrSNA
Quinton LeeEdgeNA
Pare, Harris, Lee and Fegans announced their Portal intentions after Spring Game exit interviews

Nine former Red Wolves continue to seek gridiron employment from the NCAA, starting with massive offensive lineman Nick Lewis, who was first to Portal Pounce way back before the 2021 season started.

UPDATE: Since this post first, er, posted, starting offensive lineman Andre Harris and starting wide receiver Corey Rucker have both entered the Transfer Portal.