Rice football has lost a handful of players to the Transfer Portal since the season ended. Who is heading out and what impact will that have on the Owls?
If the Rice football season spans from August to November, the month or so that follows is Transfer Portal season. After making a bowl game for the first time in eight years, outgoing transfers have been few this offseason.
Why are players entering the portal now? Exit interviews are done. A new semester has arrived. All parties involved from the athletes to the programs want a clear picture of where things stand before spring practices get underway in a few months. For better or worse, it’s transfer time.
No program is immune from that rhythm. Just as Rice football has benefited from the portal, it’s had its defectors too.
For every Blaze Alldredge or August Pitre that leaves, there’s a Chris Conti or Luke McCaffrey that arrives. In fact, the Transfer Portal has been remarkably beneficial for Rice Football. Here’s a quick rundown from last February on the matter, but a recent update with JT Daniels, Isaiah Esdale and others included would only be even more compelling.
With signing day looming, here are the Rice football players that have reportedly entered the Transfer Portal thus far:
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