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.

Incoming
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
Cruz TempleLBEast Carolina0.8310
Drew RawlsDBUtah0.8215*
Champ FlemingsWROregon St. 0.8122*
Jordan RhodesOLOle Miss0.8382*
*HS Prospect
Jack Kristofek and King Mwikuta is no longer 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.

Outgoing
PlayerPositionDestination
Layne HatcherQBTexas State
Antonio FletcherSSIU
Anthony SwitzerSUtah State
Detravion GreenSUCA
Blake GrupeKNotre Dame
Jarius ReimonenqCBJMU
Avery DemmonsOTIdaho St.
Nason SimmonsOTNA
Corbet MimsDEMemphis
Javan HawesWRSouthern Illinois
Akeem HayesWRNA
Anthony PriceRBNA
Amir HowardCBNA
Seth HayesWRNA
Nick LewisOLNA
Andre HarrisOLDuke
Corey RuckerWRSouth Carolina
Vidal ScottDLTexas Tech
Terry HamptonDLArkansas
Lincoln PareRBTexas State
CJ HarrisLBKent State
Antwon Fegans JrSNA
Quinton LeeEdgeNA
Shai KochavLSLouisville
Jalil MuhammadIOLNA
Jack KristofekQBNA
King MwikutaLBNA
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.

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