Has transfer portal changed recruiting?

The Midday Show w/ Andy & Randy
May 17, 2019 - 1:06 pm



We're seven months into the college football transfer portal and there's a lot of things that have shaken out since it's inception.

For instance, a lot of players thought they could simply reopen their recruiting by putting their name in the portal and teams would come calling like they did in high school. Not so fast. There are currently 720 names in the portal right now with kids that don't have teams.

"They are all about being re-recruited," Randy McMichael said. "It's getting to a point where--I'm just curious how are these college coaches recruiting these kids now."

Do coaches now have to go about pitching kids differently knowing that there's a chance they could leave if they don't get what they're promised?

"If you're able to go out and get those top recruiting classes, you don't have to change the way you recruit," Andy Bunker said. "Not every program has the ability to replenish their talent-pool like that, and I wonder if they have to change."

Andy adds that some coaches could sit on some scholarships to recruit kids in the transfer portal.

"It's getting to a point right now where disappointment outweighs competing," Randy adds. " You don't get your way so now 'I'm going to take my ball and leave.'"

"Every year, the portal is going to get bigger and bigger. I just hate the fact that you have kids sitting in there and ain't nobody wanting them."