The recruiting window for 2023s may be opening for the first time this week. However, there is another group of players who will make a more immediate impact on the college scene, and they all come from the transfer portal.
Now, the transfer portal has been much maligned by many college coaches over the past few years. To some, it is a landing group for players who just want a different situation. To others, it is an opportunity to improve their program with players with college experience.
Of course, the circumstances of the players are all different, and there are shades of gray on both sides of those assessments.
However, in the grand scheme of things, you can't blame the tool, just how it is used. For the following players, the transfer portal has been a boon to both their playing careers and their destinations for 2022.