MAC Football Transfer Portal: Updates, notes (2021-2022)
Updates and notes on players coming in and out of the Mid-American Conference, via transfer portal.
Welcome to The Ypsilanti Eleven! This is the third year of the still-newly-implemented transfer portal, and this page is meant to be a resource for MACtion fans to use for relevant updates and notes. Every time a player transfers in or out of the league (via NCAA Transfer Portal), I’ll make the appropriate updates below.
I’d be lying if I said any of this was original reporting. This is updated by me checking in on Twitter, 247sports’ transfer portal tracker, and Rivals has, lately, done a good job of keeping up on Twitter as well.
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MAC Football Transfer Portal Tracker
Last updated: May 10, 2022
WR, Alex Adams (from LSU) — Joined Akron Jan. 11.
TE, T.J. Banks (from West Virginia) — Committed to Akron Jan. 4.
OL, Max Banes (from Houston) — Committed to Akron Jan. 7.
TE, Caden Clark (from Alabama) — Committed to Akron April 25.
WR, Daniel George (from Penn State) — Committed to Akron April 27.
DT, Curtis Harper (from Syracuse) — Committed to Akron Dec. 21.
Harper’s a graduate transfer with two years of eligibility remaining.
WR, Shocky Jacques-Louis (from Pitt) — Committed to Akron Jan. 6. Has one year of eligibility remaining.
DE, Victor Jones (from Wyoming) — Committed to Akron Jan. 7.
S, Kerry Martin Jr. (from West Virginia) — Committed to Akron Dec. 20. At West Virginia, Martin played in 12 games as a true freshman in 2019 (4 starts, 50 tackles), and was a Pro Football Focus All-Freshman Third Team honoree that year. Martin sat out the 2020 season, and only appeared in five games in 2021 (3 tackles, 1 TFL). Martin has three years of eligibility.
RB, Clyde Price (from Kansas State) — Committed to Akron April 3.
DT, Devon Robinson (from Memphis) — Committed to Akron Dec. 13. Robinson started out his collegiate career at Mississippi State when Joe Moorhead was still the coach of the program. For the 2021 season, Robinson transferred to Memphis (his hometown) and joined the team as a walk-on. He joins Akron with two years of eligibility remaining.
LB, Tim Terry (from Buffalo) — Entered portal Nov. 22, committed to Akron Jan. 6. Terry redshirted in 2017, but played in just about every game from 2018-2021. For his career, Terry recorded 106 tackles (4 for loss), 1 sack, 3 passes defended, 3 fumble recoveries, and returned two fumbles for touchdowns.
LB, Nate Thompson (from Duke)
OL, Anthony Whigan (from Penn State) — Committed to Akron April 25. The former 4-star recruit is a graduate transfer with one year of eligibility remaining.
RB, Cameron Wiley (from Minnesota) — Committed to Akron Dec. 16. Wiley has three years of eligibility remaining. Wiley’s career stats: 12 games, 46 rush att., 215 yards, 1 TD.
WR, Gavin Blunt
RB, Teon Dollard — Entered portal Nov. 10. Dollard came into Akron in 2020 as a transfer from Independence C.C., and ended up being a First Team All-MAC running back with 666 rushing yards on 112 att. with 6 TD. Dollard did not play in 2021 after off-field issues got in the way.
QB, Zach Gibson (to Georgia Tech) — Entered portal Nov. 29, publicly committed to Georgia Tech Jan. 1, 2022. Played in 4 games as a freshman in 2019 (2 starts), 6 in 2020 as a redshirt-freshman (all starts), and 7 in 2021 (5 starts). Gibson’s Akron career stats: 226/370 passing (61.1%), 15 TD, 8 INT.
RB, Jamason Jodway
WR, Michael Mathison (to Western Kentucky) — Entered portal Dec. 12. In three seasons with the Zips, Mathison caught 97 passes for 1,040 yards, and scored 5 TD.
WR, Konata Mumpfield (to Pitt) — Entered portal Dec. 6, committed to Pitt Jan. 2. In his true freshman season with Akron, Mumpfield caught 32 passes for 751 yards, and 8 TD. Mumpfield was a Second Team All-MAC honoree in 2021.
OL, Gavin Malott (to Butler C.C.) — 2021 signee, 3-star OL out of Louisville, Ky. (Trinity). Entered portal in mid-July. He signed with Akron in December, but announced that he re-opened his recruitment in February.
OL, Bryce Peterson (to San Jose State) — Peterson joined as a JUCO transfer (Riverside City College) after the 2017 season and started 24 games over the 2018 and 2019 seasons for Akron. He was the center for 22 of those games, and left guard for two in 2019. Did not play in 2020. Entered portal as graduate transfer on Aug. 25. Committed to San Jose State on Dec. 5.
WR, George Qualls (to Tennessee-Martin, FCS) — Entered portal Dec. 1, signed with Tennessee-Martin Dec. 21.
LB, Michael Scott (to South Dakota, FCS) — Entered portal Nov. 27.
CB, A.J. Watts — Entered portal Jan. 19. Watts was a Third Team All-MAC selection in 2020.
Ball State Cardinals
S, Jaquan Amos (from Iowa State)
DL, Kyle King (from Michigan State) — Committed to Ball State Jan. 3.
OL, Beau Taylor (from UCLA)
P, Chase Wyatt (from Indiana)
WR, Chevy Brenson
TE, Drayton Charlton-Perrin
LB, Charlie Ely
WR, Jaret Frantz
RB, Rae’quin Lee
K, Jacob Lewis (to Minnesota)
WR, Jalen McGaughy — Entered portal Jan. 18. Has three years of eligibility remaining.
QB, Eddie Schott (to Butler) — Transferred to Butler as graduate student.
CB, Jerwuan Thomas
Bowling Green Falcons
S, Chris Bacon (from Georgia State) — Signed with BGSU in early signing period. Has one year of eligibility remaining, had a career 105 tackles (4.5 TFL), 3 PD, 1 FF over 38 games at Georgia State.
WR, Odieu Hilaire (from Alabama A&M, FCS) — Entered portal Nov. 28, committed to Bowling Green on Dec. 5, signed with BGSU in early signing period. Hilaire was a consistent, go-to receiver at Alabama A&M in 2021: 71 rec., 918 yards, 9 TD. In 2019, he caught the ball 14 times for 214 yards. Hilaire did not play in 2020. Hilaire has two years of eligibility.
OL, Marcelo Mendiola (from Cincinnati) — Signed with Bowling Green Dec. 16. Spent three years at Cincinnati, has three years of eligibility remaining. Played at Mount Carmel HS (IL) under head coach Jordan Lynch (yes, that one).
CB, Jordan Oladokun (from Samford, FCS) — Signed with BGSU in early signing period. Freshman from Tampa, Fla., played six games as a true freshman at Samford. Season cut short to injury.
OL, Jakari Robinson (from Memphis) — Signed with BGSU Jan. 10. Has one year of eligibility remaining after his first four years were spent at Cincinnati, then 2021 in Memphis.
K, Owen Rozanc (from West Liberty, D2) — Signed with BGSU in early signing period. Joins BGSU as a graduate transfer, one year of eligibility remains.
LB, D.J. Taylor (from Wake Forest)
OL, Bronson Warner (from Abilene Christian, FCS) — Signed with BGSU in early signing period. Has three years of eligibility remaining.
OL, Gabe Brown (to Grand Valley, D2) — Entered portal Nov. 29.
OL, Joey Carroll
S, Shermond Dabney
RB, Rico Frye
QB, Riley Keller (to Tiffin, D2) — Entered portal Nov. 26, committed to Tiffin Dec. 24.
OL, Brian Kilbane — 2020 signee, entered the portal Oct. 11. The Lakewood, Ohio native also has a younger brother, Michael, who’s receiving attention from MAC schools as a high school junior.
DL, Christopher Oliver — Entered portal Nov. 16.
QB, Kody Sparks
DE, Jack Wardzala
LB, Aaron Washington
DB, Myles Williamson
LB, Fortune Woods
OL, John Brekke (from Holy Cross, FCS) — Signed with Buffalo Jan. 17.
WR, Jalen Curry (from Arizona)
S, Christopher Edmonds (from Samford, FCS) — Signed with Buffalo Jan. 17.
OL, Nick Harnett (from VMI, FCS)
DE, Ibrahim Kante (from NC State)
OL, Robbie Mangas (from Dartmouth, FCS) — Signed with Buffalo Dec. 16.
WR, Justin Marshall (from Louisville)
S, Jahmin Muse (from Boston College) — Committed to Buffalo Dec. 14.
CB, Caleb Offord (from Notre Dame) — Joined Buffalo Dec. 17. Has
WR, Geordon Porter (from Arizona State) — Committed to Buffalo Jan. 12.
QB, Cole Snyder (from Rutgers) — Committed to Buffalo Dec. 16. Has three years of eligibility remaining.
OL, Sidney Walker (from UConn)
CB, Wankeith Akin Jr.
RB, Tahliq Battle
DL, Eric Black
RB, Kolbe Burrell (to Northwestern State, FCS) — Entered portal Nov. 15.
QB, Trevor Bycznski (to Ashland, D2)
CB, Mark Davis
OL, Nolan Gorczyca (to Kansas) — Entered portal Dec. 6, committed to Kansas Dec. 13.
CB, Cory Gross
LB, Jaillen Howze — Entered portal Nov. 30. Has four years of eligibility remaining.
CB, Quillen Howze — True freshman. Entered portal Nov. 30. Has four years of eligibility remaining.
DE, Nicholas Hunter —Entered portal Jan. 1. Has two years of eligibility remaining.
DL, Chris King — Entered portal Dec. 20. The 2020 signee has four years of eligibility remaining.
WR, Daniel Lee
RB, Dylan McDuffie (to Georgia Tech) — Initially entered portal Dec. 31, withdrew his name a month later. McDuffie entered his name in the portal a second time and landed on Georgia Tech April 17.
OL, Rowan McGwin
RB, Jailen Nias
WR, Tyree O’Neil
OL, Bence Polgar (to Missouri) — Entered portal Dec. 29, committed to Missouri Dec. 31. Has three years of eligibility remaining.
OLB, Lonnie Rice
CB, Larry Robbins
LB, Tim Terry (to Akron) — Entered portal Nov. 22, committed to Akron Jan. 6. Terry redshirted in 2017, but played in just about every game from 2018-2021. For his career, Terry recorded 106 tackles (4 for loss), 1 sack, 3 passes defended, 3 fumble recoveries, and returned two fumbles for touchdowns.
TE, Tyler Stephens (to Missouri)
QB, Kyle Vantrease (to Georgia Southern) — Entered portal Dec. 30. Has one year of eligibility remaining.
OL, Gabe Wallace — Entered portal Dec. 11 , withdrew his name a month later. RB, Michael Washington — Entered portal Dec. 20. On Jan. 18, Washington removed his name from the portal. Has four years of eligibility remaining, played in three games as a true freshman in 2021.
TE, Carson Williams
Central Michigan Chippewas
WR, Carlos Carriere (from Maryland)
OL, Cole Johnson (from Hillsdale, D3) — Committed to CMU Dec. 19.
CB, Richard Bowens III (to Saginaw Valley State, D2)
RB, Darius Bracy
LB, Troy Brown (to Ole Miss) — Entered the portal Jan. 6, joined Ole Miss Jan. 11. Has one year of eligibility remaining.
DL, Tico Brown (to Missouri State, FCS) — Entered portal Dec. 1, signed with Missouri State Dec. 15. Brown redshirted and did not play in 2018, then played 27 games over the last three seasons. Brown has recorded 45 total, career tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss (3 sacks), 1 pass defended, and 1 forced fumble.
WR, Ke’Andre Collins
LB, George Douglas (to Southern Illinois) — Entered portal Jan. 6. Has one year of eligibility remaining.
CB, Brian Edwards — 2018 transfer from Florida. Sat out 2019, played every game in 2020 with three starts.Entered the portal a week before the 2021 season opener. Has one year to play. Entered portal Oct. 27.
WR, Levar Gumms
LB, Marcel Lewis — Entered portal Sept. 24. The former Michigan State Spartan transferred to CMU after the 2020 season.
TE, Hunter Marcom
S, Devonni Reed (to South Carolina) — Entered portal Jan. 3, joined South Carolina Jan. 10. Reed was a four-year starter and earned All-MAC honors in 2020 (third team) and 2021 (second team).
S, Willie Reid (to Florida International)— Entered portal Oct. 27, joined FIU Jan. 11. 2017 signee and was named First Team All-MAC in 2020 when he recorded 22 tackles, 3 interceptions, 4 passes defended, 1 fumble forced, and 2 fumble recoveries.
LB, Amir Siddiq (to Charlotte)
QB, Jacob Sirmon (to Northern Colorado, FCS) — Entered the portal Nov. 30, signed with Northern Colorado Dec. 15. Sirmon transferred in from Washington after the 2020 season and played five games for CMU in 2021. At CMU, Sirmon was 73/119 passing (61.3%) for 734 yards (6.2 Y/A), 6 TD, and 4 INT.
OL, Derek Smith — Graduate transfer; entered portal on Aug. 25. 2015 signee, 2-star OL out of Grand Rapids, Mich. (Kenowa Hills). Smith has started 29 times for CMU, including his last 21 straight. Was named Second Team All-MAC in 2020.
RB, Zahir Swann
Eastern Michigan Eagles
WR, Hamza Elzayat (from Fordham, FCS)
RB, Jaylon Jackson (from Lamar, FCS)
LB, Chase Kline (from Michigan State) — Entered portal Sept. 27, committed to and signed with Eastern Michigan Dec. 15.
QB, Cam’Ron McCoy (from Cincinnati) — McCoy is a two-sport athlete, and transferred in time to join EMU’s baseball team too.
DE, Sterling Miles (from Cincinnati)
QB, Taylor Powell (from Troy) — Committed to Eastern Michigan Jan. 7. Has one year of eligibility remaining. In the 2021 season with Troy, Powell was a 65.6% passer over six games (122/186), with 7 TD, 6 INT. He spent the 2017-2020 seasons at Missouri and played in nine games for the Tigers.
LB, Joe Sparacio (from Boston College) — Entered portal Nov. 29, committed to and signed with Eastern Michigan Dec. 15. Has two years of eligibility remaining.
DL, DeZaun Brooks
LB, Charles Brown Jr.
QB, Ben Bryant (to Cincinnati) — Entered portal Dec. 28 (first reported by 247sports’ Chris Hummer), committed to Cincinnati Jan. 7. Bryant came as a transfer from Cincinnati after the 2020 season, and started most of the 2021 season for EMU. Bryant finished the season third in the MAC with 3,121 pass yards on 68.4% passing, 14 TD, 7 INT. Bryant has one year of eligibility remaining.
LB, Matt Buschman —Entered portal Jan. 6.
OL, Jason Eaton — Entered portal April 27.
WR, Latrell Fordham — Entered portal Dec. 2. Fordham, of Davison, Mich., initially committed to Ball State’s 2020 signing class, but did not sign after a change was made on its assistant coaching staff. Fordham spent a year at St. Thomas More in Connecticut, and joined EMU for the 2021 season. He caught 8 passes for 107 yards, and 1 TD for EMU.
QB, Preston Hutchinson (to UT-Chattanooga, FCS) — Entered portal Dec. 21, committed to UT-Chattanooga Jan. 3. Hutchinson was EMU’s starting quarterback in 2020 when he was second in the MAC in rush TDs (8). Hutchinson has one year of eligibility remaining.
WR, Jent Joseph (to Ashland, D2) — Entered portal Dec. 21, committed to Ashland Jan. 8. Joseph joined EMU in 2020 as a walk-on from New Philadelphia, Ohio. Without any stats registered, Jospeh has four years of eligibility remaining.
K, Tanner Luther
QB, Baron May — Entered portal April 22.
DB, Myles McNeal — Entered portal Nov. 2. McNeal, a 2020 signee from Grand Blanc, Mich., played one game in each of the 2020 and 2021 seasons with a tackle recorded in each.
OL, Cody Nawrot
DB, Jarrett Paul — Entered portal Jan 12. Has one year of eligibility remaining. Paul joined EMU in 2021 as a transfer from Rutgers, played all 13 games for EMU, led the defense with 6 pass breakups, notched 45 total tackles, and had one forced fumble.
OL, William Racely
K, Chad Ryland (to Maryland)
CB, Thomas Shorack — Entered April 30.
WR, Christian Smith
OL, Coleon Smith (to Southern Illinois, FCS) — Entered portal April 27.
DB, Jalik Yancey
Kent State Golden Flashes
DE, Antoine Campbell Jr. (from UCLA) — Committed to Kent State Jan. 6.
S, Naijee Johnes (from Rutgers)
OL, Nolan Rumler (from Michigan) — Signed with Kent State on Dec. 15. Rumler’s a Kent native (Archbishop Hoban) who played in two games for Michigan over his three years in Ann Arbor. Rumler will have three years of eligibility; he was a four-star recruit out of HS and the fifth-ranked recruit out of the state of Ohio in 2019.
OL, Kevin Toth (from Rutgers)
RB, Joachim Bangda — Entered portal Dec. 10. In three seasons with Kent State, Bangda ran the ball 70 times for 463 yards, and scored a TD in each of the 2019 and 2021.
TE, Daniel Johnson
QB, Ian Kipp
S, Tynan Tucker
WR, Javaughn Williams
TE, Mark Williams — Transferred to Norfolk State Jan. 10.
OL, John Brekke (from Holy Cross, FCS)
S, Michael Dowell (from Michigan State)
CB, Nolan Johnson (from Eastern Carolina)
WR, Tre’Von Morgan (from Kentucky)
LB, Ty Wise (from Indiana) — Committed to Miami Jan. 1. Has four years of eligibility remaining.
CB, Trevon Booker
QB, Alec Bornhorst
WR, James Burns
DE, Kameron Butler (to Virginia)
S, Brett Coleman
OL, Dominic Collado (to Illinois State, FCS) — Entered portal Nov. 30, transferred to Illinois State Jan. 3.
WR, Nick Manson
QB, A.J. Mayer
P, Conner Maynard (to Appalachian State) — Committed to App. State Dec. 12.
CB, Mekhi Miller — Entered portal Dec. 29, joined New Mexico State Jan. 11.
LB, Ivan Pace (to Cincinnati) — Entered portal Dec. 24. Committed to Cincinnati Jan. 3.
DE, Lonnie Phelps (to Kansas) — Entered portal Dec. 24, transferred to Kansas Jan. 16. Phelps was named an All-MAC Second Team defender in 2021.
LB, Jackson Schott (to Indiana) — A first-year freshman on the roster hit the portal on Nov. 5, committed to Indiana Dec. 12. Might also be worth noting that his brother, James, also committed to Michigan State on the same day. The Schott brothers are from Greenwood, Ind. (Center Grove HS).
CB, Cecil Singleton
Northern Illinois Huskies
LB, Izayah Green-May (from Wisconsin) — Signed with NIU Dec. 15. Green-May has one year of eligibility.
QB, Justin Lynch (from Temple) — Signed with NIU Dec. 15. Lynch is the younger brother of NIU grad and college football great QB Jordan Lynch.
WR, Kacper Rutkiewicz (from Illinois State) — Signed with NIU Dec. 15.
WR, Shemar Thornton (from Florida International) — Signed with NIU Dec. 15.
DB, Jordan White (from Youngstown State) — Signed with NIU Dec. 15.
RB Julius Bolden
RB, Erin Collins
RB, Jevyon “Jay” Ducker (to Memphis) — Ducker was the 2021 MAC Freshman of the Year when he picked up 1,184 rushing yards on 218 carries (5.4 avg.) and scored 3 rush TD.
LB, Ryan Mann
DB, Dillon Thomas
OL, Jack Wilty — Entered portal Dec. 21. Witty has four years of eligibility remaining, he did not see the field in his two seasons at NIU.
DE, Dontay Hunter II (from Purdue) — Transferred from Purdue to Ohio Dec. 31.
WR, August Pitre (from Rice)
WR, Jerome Buckner (to Illinois State) — Entered portal Oct. 25, joined Illinois State Jan. 10. Has two years of eligibility remaining.
WR, Isiah Cox (to Alabama A&M) — Entered portal Dec. 14, joined Alabama A&M Jan. 10. Career stats: 31 games (4 seasons), 84 receptions, 1,454 yards, 10 TD, 6 rush att., 99 rush yards, 1 rush TD.
CB, Shakari Denson — Entered portal Oct. 20.
S, Jett Elad — Entered portal Nov. 5. Elad’s a 2019 signee that had a promising redshirt-freshman year in 2020 but entered the portal Nov. 5. He showed promise in the 2020 season (10 tackles, 3 interceptions, 1 pass defended) and went from starter to rotational defensive back in 2021.
OL, Samson Jackson (to Alabama A&M) — Entered portal Dec. 20, joined Alabama A&M Dec. 22. Jackson enters the portal as a graduate transfer with 18 career games played.
CB, Pierre Kemeni Jr. (to Texas State) — Entered portal Nov. 15.
OL, Bryce McNair (to Southern University, FCS) — Entered portal Nov. 8, signed with Southern Dec. 20.
OL, Wyatt Walton — Entered portal Jan. 18.
DL, Tillman Weaver — Entered portal Nov. 30.
RB, Walter Wilbon — Entered portal Oct. 18.
RB, Peny Boone (from Maryland) — Signed with Toledo Dec. 15. Has three years of eligibility remaining. Career stats: 14 games, 58 att., 258 yards, 2 TD.
OLB, Rourke Freeburg (from Arizona) — Signed with Toledo Dec. 15. Has one year of eligibility remaining.
DB, Andre Fuller (from Arkansas-Pine Bluff) — Signed with Toledo Dec. 15. Fuller has four years of eligibility; played 11 games for APB, recorded 29 tackles, 14 pass breakups, and 3 interceptions (including a 95-yard pick six).
LB, Dallas Gant (from Ohio State)
OL, Chris Ocasio (from Edinboro) — Signed with Toledo Dec. 15. One year of eligibility remaining.
TE, Anthony Torres (from Western Michigan) — Entered portal Dec. 3, signed with Toledo Dec. 15. One of the few MAC school-to-MAC school transfers, Torres played in 17 career games (7 starts) for WMU, and recorded 12 catches for 137 yards in his career. Has two years of eligibility remaining.
CB, Nick Turner (from Arkansas)
QB, Carter Bradley (to South Alabama) — Entered portal Nov. 28, Committed to South Alabama Dec. 14. Bradley’s played every year since his true freshman season at Toledo, and was the team’s starting quarterback on an on-again-off-again basis. Career stats: 182/326 (55.8%), 2,377 yards (7.3 Y/A), 14 TD, 8 INT.
CB, Justin Clark (to Wisconsin) — Entered portal Dec. 24, joined Wisconsin Jan. 3. Has one year of eligibility remaining.
WR, Jalin Cooper
LB, Anthony Crider
DL, Jaelen Crider
K, Evan Davis
QB, Gavin Hall
S, Noah Hamlin
S, Saeed Holt — Entered portal Oct. 26. Holt played every game from 2018-2020 (two-year starter), then played in two games in 2021. Career stats: 113 tackles (80 solo, 15.5 for loss), 4.5 sacks, 4 passes defended, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery.
WR, DeAmonte King
WR, Matt Landers
RB, Cauren Lynch
DE, Geri Theodore
OL, Andrew Vaught
DL, Dorian Wesley
WR, Jalynn Williams
WR, Isaiah Winstead (to East Carolina)
Western Michigan Broncos
OL, Eleasah Anderson (from Sam Houston)
DL, Bryce Austin (from Purdue) — Committed to WMU Jan. 7. Has three years of eligibility remaining, with an additional redshirt year still to give.
WR, Andison Coby (from Tennessee)
QB, Stone Hollenbach (from Alabama)
CB, Anthony Romphf (from Purdue) — Committed to WMU Jan. 7. A class of 2020 signee from Southfield, Mich. (Southfield A&T HS), has three years of eligibility remaining, with an additional redshirt year still to give.
OL, Mohammed Elazazy
WR, Jaylen Hall (to Western Kentucky) — Graduate transfer; entered portal Dec. 7, signed with WKU Jan. 16. Hall has been a steady option in the WMU pass game over the years with 85 receptions over 30 career games for 1,532 yards, and scored 14 TD.
QB, Nick Kargman (to Wagner)
S, Jaali Parker
TE, James Phillips
RB, Christian Singleton
TE, Anthony Torres (to Toledo) — Entered portal Dec. 3, signed with Toledo Dec. 15. Played in 17 career games (7 starts) for WMU, and recorded 12 catches for 137 yards in his career.
LB, Ali’Vonta Wallace — Entered portal Dec. 14.
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