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Well that's not really saying a whole lot...

Of course OSU, LSU and OU are going to pull highly rated QBs from big programs. Because they can! Those recruits were 4 and 5 stars when they were recruited. They just got beat out or recruited over by an even bigger stud. Diamonds in the rough like Newman or King are harder to come by, because they weren't absolute studs coming out of HS. They went to a smaller school and ended up being better than expected. But for the likes of OU, LSU or OSU to want a guy like that, they still gotta come in and beat one highly touted recruit or another.

The transfer portal hasn't been around long. It's hard to find examples of Kings or Newmans in such a short time frame, but there are literally dozens of good to great players moving around that you may not have heard of. This link below shows a bunch - some from blue chip programs, some from regular power 5, and 1 or 2 from group of 5 (or going to group of 5). And this is just a snippet.

I think it's a better analysis to go back and look at what transfers in general moved from either a smaller school to a bigger one, or was an under-recruited player or late bloomer. At first thought, I can think of guys like Baker Mayfield (former walkon) and Russell Wilson (NC State, not exactly a hotbed of football), etc. But of course, the pool of players like that is going to be smaller, because lower level recruits succeed at a lower rate than higher rated ones.

(In response to this post by naughty_hoo)

Link: Transfer Portal

Posted: 01/14/2020 at 10:16AM


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And now D’Eriq King has completely quit on his team... -- DurhamCav 01/14/2020 08:06AM
  Least shocking thing ever. ** -- SaxonHoo 01/14/2020 09:15AM
  Yeah except this doesn’t align really with reality -- naughty_hoo 01/14/2020 09:41AM
  Newman!! ** -- HoozOnTop 01/14/2020 09:56AM
  So that’s one example? -- naughty_hoo 01/14/2020 09:46AM
  Well that's not really saying a whole lot... -- GtownHoo 01/14/2020 10:16AM
  Well thats normal for the duffel bag express -- Zhoo 01/14/2020 11:16AM
  But these gaps are pretty uncommon -- naughty_hoo 01/14/2020 10:24AM
  It is kind of funny... -- The Venetian 01/14/2020 08:38AM
  He got played how? -- GtownHoo 01/14/2020 08:43AM
  I mean, really? -- The Venetian 01/14/2020 11:21AM
  I mean really yourself -- GtownHoo 01/14/2020 12:34PM
  His coach quit on him...... ** -- Zhoo 01/14/2020 08:36AM

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