Transfers 2018 - Definitive List

(PortlandCoog) #1

LIST IN PROGRESS - Please let us know of any errors, omissions or additions. This is one heckuva infusion to the program!


Terence Williams, Running back
Transferring from Baylor University
Graduate transfer - eligible to play immediately


National top 300 recruit from Ennis (Texas) High School … 2014 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl selection … No. 126 overall national prospect on Scout’s Scout300 list and No. 209 on 247Sports’s Top247 listing


Nick Watkins, Cornerback
Transferring from Notre Dame
Graduate transfer - eligible to play immediately

Watkins played high school football at Bishop Dunne in Dallas, which is the same school current Husker defensive lineman Damion Daniels attended. The pursuit of Watkins has warmed up significantly since he made his intentions known to finish his career elsewhere. Sources say that TCU, SMU, Virginia Tech and West Virginia are heavily involved.


Quinten Dormady, Quarterback
Transferring from the University of Tennessee
Graduate transfer - eligible to play immediately


  • Lettered at Boerne High School, playing under his father Mike Dormady
  • 247 Sports: 4-star (No. 5 pro-style quarterback, No. 24 prospect in Texas)
  • ESPN: 4-star (No. 14 pro-style quarterback, No. 45 prospect in Texas)
  • Rivals: 4-star (No. 12 pro-style quarterback, No. 37 prospect in Texas)
  • Scout: 3-star (No. 28 quarterback, No. 4 quarterback in Texas)
  • Totaled nearly 6,000 passing yards in two varsity seasons with 59 touchdown passes
  • Threw for 2,893 yards on 210-of-369 with 32 touchdowns as a senior in 2014
  • Also rushed for five touchdowns and 261 yards
  • Guided Greyhounds to an 8-3 record and a berth in the playoffs as a senior
  • Threw four or more touchdowns in five different games and 300-plus yards in four games
  • Opened season with 409 passing yards with five touchdowns in win
  • Threw multiple touchdowns in every game except for one as a senior
  • Missed his junior season with a torn labrum
  • Honorable mention all-state as a sophomore
  • As a sophomore in 2012, threw for 3,010 yards on 228-of-372 with 27 touchdowns and just nine interceptions
  • Also played baseball with the Greyhounds


Deontay Anderson, Defensive Back
Transferring from Ole Miss
Sophomore - eligible to play immediately

HIGH SCHOOL: An Under Armour All-America selection … A consensus 4-star recruit … Rated the nation’s No. 1 safety by ESPN and ranked No. 41 in the ESPN300 … Rated by Scout as the No. 4 safety and No. 2 recruit out of the state of Texas … Rated by Rivals as the No. 3 safety and No. 10 recruit out of the state of Texas … Ranked by 247Sports as the No. 2 safety and No. 8 recruit out of the state of Texas … 2015 Nike Opening Finalist … Had 40 tackles (32 solo) his senior year … Tabbed first team All-State by USA Today and second team by the Associated Press … Coached in high school by Kirk Martin … High school teammate of fellow Rebel D’Vaughn Pennamon … Won the Texas 6A state championship in the 200-meter dash with a time of 20.99 his junior year


Darrion Owens, Linebacker
Transferring from the University of Miami
One year of eligibility - eligible to play immediately

HIGH SCHOOL: Enrolled in January 2014 … Semper Fidelis All-American … Second-team All-First Coast selection as junior and senior … Recorded 101 tackles, six PBUs, two interceptions and two forced fumbles as junior in 2012 … Added 89 tackles, two interceptions and blocked kick as senior in 2013 … Coached by Derrick Chipoletti at Oakleaf … Chose Miami over Auburn and Georgia.


Raelon Singleton, Wide Receiver
Transferring from the University of Utah
Graduate transfer, one year of eligibility - eligible to play immediately

HIGH SCHOOL: First-team all-19-4A district and first-team all-area in 2013 … made 2013 all-VYPE football team as a “Can’t Forget” receiver … 33 receptions for 773 yards (23.42 average) and 16 touchdowns in eight games as a senior … averaged 96.6 yards per game in 2013 when he helped Crosby High (Texas) win the Bi-District championship and advance to the Region III-4A area playoffs … 622 receiving yards and seven TDs as a junior, when he also returned a kickoff 45 yards … had 179 yards on seven catches and four touchdowns in win over Barbers Hill … also played basketball and was first-team all-district and all-area in 2012-13 when he averaged 10.9 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game … as a sophomore, he averaged 9.9 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.3 blocks a game … earned three letters in track and field.


Isiah Chambers, Defensive End
Transferring from Texas Christian University
Sophomore - Sat out 2017, eligible to play in 2018

Chambers was ranked as the nation’s No. 136 player, No. 7 strong-side defensive end and the No. 23 player in Texas during the 2016 class, per 247Sports Composite.


Four-star recruit by … No. 2 strong-side defensive end in Texas and No. 7 nationally by … No. 22 overall recruit in Texas … No. 129 overall recruit in nation in the 247Sports Top 247 … Associated Press and Texas Sports Writers Association Class 6A second-team All-State selection as a junior … 18-6A MVP in 2014 when he recorded 68 tackles, including 36 for loss, with 21 sacks … 18-5A first-team All-District selection as a sophomore.

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Isaiah Chambers (DE) TCU
Raelon Singleton (WR) Utah
Darrion Owens (LB) Miami
Deontay Anderson (S) Ole Miss
Terrance Williams (RB) Baylor
Nick Watkins (CB) Notre Dame
Quinten Dormady (QB) Tennessee

That’s a very impressive list, and I may be missing someone.

(Patrick) #7

Nope, you got it for guys that transferred in from other 4 year colleges this year.


If this was a recruiting class it would be a top 10 class.


Thanks for posting guys. I was too lazy to look back for all these but was most curious. Very impressive students, too.
I usually look forward to the summer away from sports so i can focus on other things but these transfers are making it hard for me not to think about Fall ball.


Without question, I think we have addressed all of the concerns/needs that were facing us going into the off-season. We’ve upgraded our offensive coordinator, we’ve upgraded our offensive line coach, we’ve added depth to our offensive linemen, we’ve upgraded at running back, we’ve added to our wide receiver corps, we’ve upgraded our secondary, and have added depth to our linebacker corps. Now we just have to take it from paper and apply on to the field.

(Nick K) #11

just missing a oline man upgrade…new coach may help but we could use some more talent and size as well


Major is a five star recruiter!

(zx504) #13

are there any ships left to give?

(Patrick) #14

4-5 by my count


Bear in mind, we have now used 5 of 25 scholarships in the 2019 class on transfers. We only have 20 players we can sign in February.

Moreover, there are now 19 seniors on scholarship (if you count Austin Robinson) out of 81. And this is Oliver’s last year.

So there is no way next year’s squad will be at the full 85 unless we add a bunch of walk ons to scholarship status.

This is the downside to plugging holes with transfers. I am not arguing that we should have done something differently. After all, we’ve had two “transition” classes in the last four – which is essentially why we have holes to fill.

But I would be very careful about giving out any more 2019 scholarships on transfers. They would need to be at least 2-year players, and someone you think could start right away.

(zx504) #16

so if we add 4-5 more transfers today that would be 4-5 fewer offers for next NLI class? - didn’t realize it was borrowing from the future, I thought/hoped it was replacing or filling unused schollys

it’s a bold bet (gambling tomorrow on today), we all hope it pays off


Major knows he needs to make hay (win) while the sun shines (Oliver is here).


Playing alongside #10 is a great way to get some vis by the pro scouts…

(Patrick) #19

The hope is having a special season to hopefully entice better recruits to sign. Otherwise, we may see a similar transfer scenario each year to continue to make up for past deficiencies. Issue with that is similar to a coach in basketball constantly signing JUCOs, top recruits will be wary of signing if they find themselves behind an unexpected grad transfer all of a sudden.

Also, if the staff leaves, the cupboard is that much barer for the next coach.


Sign 20 freshmen each year and take the 5 best graduate transfers each year. To me that is a good formula.