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Top 5 Wide Receivers Available in the Portal

Top 5 Wide Receivers Available in the Portal

Top 5 Wide Receivers Available in the Portal

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image source="featured_image" img_size="large"][vc_column_text]With Jordan Addison committed to USC, the top five WRs in the portal changes but there is still a ton of talent.

1. Deion Smith – LSU

Portal entry date: 12-8-2021
Grad-transfer: No

Career at LSU: During his true freshman season in Baton Rouge, Smith totaled 11 receptions for 186 yards and two touchdowns.

Current situation: Unlike the other players on this list, Smith has been in the portal for months. There were rumors that he might return to LSU since he stayed on campus into the spring, but he did not participate in the team’s practices. So where will he likely end up? The rumors for a couple of months now is that he will return to his home state of Mississippi and play for the Rebels. And that remains his likely destination, while other schools like Penn State, South Carolina, Arizona State, Oregon, and Houston continue to try to change that outcome.

2. Ricky Pearsall – Arizona State

Portal entry date: 4-21-2022
Grad-transfer: No

Career at Arizona State: Pearsall totaled 61 receptions for 794 yards and five touchdowns during his time with Arizona State but had his best season in 2021 with 48 receptions for 580 yards and four touchdowns.

Current situation: Pearsall seems to have trimmed his list of schools down to Florida and Oregon after initially flirting with several others, such as Auburn and Notre Dame. He has already taken an official visit to Gainesville and just visited Eugene so a final decision should not be far away. Gators are currently the trending favorite.

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3. Koy Moore – LSU

Portal entry date: 10-19-2021
Grad-transfer: No

Career at LSU: Moore totaled 27 receptions for 248 yards during his two seasons in Baton Rouge. He also returned six punts. He entered the portal during the 2021 season, after playing in the first six games.

Current situation: The initial list of suitors was long, with Auburn, Oregon, Nebraska, UCF, Oklahoma, Florida State, Ole Miss, Minnesota, Purdue, Indiana, and Tennessee all making a push. However, as time went on rumors began to surface that Moore would return to LSU. Those were quickly squashed when he was not on the spring roster. Auburn was again linked with Moore and a possible official visit in March, but that never materialized. Since then it has been rather silent, but a few schools like Arizona State, Colorado, Washington, and Colorado State have begun to stand out.

4. Demond Demas – Texas A&M

Portal entry date: 3-29-2022
Grad-transfer: No

Career at Texas A&M: After redshirting as a true freshman, Demas finished the 2021 season in College Station with 15 receptions for 235 yards and one touchdown. He was not with the team during spring practice this year after getting arrested on a family violence assault charge that occurred in February.

Current situation: Demas would be higher on this list if not for his current legal issues. Most schools seem to be taking a wait-and-see approach before recruiting Demas more actively, but at this point, some of the schools that have reached out include Tennessee, Utah, Arizona, Utah State, Troy, Appalachian State, Eastern Michigan, Jackson State, and Alabama A&M.

5. Caleb Chapman – Texas A&M

Portal entry date: 4-11-2022
Grad-transfer: Yes

Career at Texas A&M: During his last two seasons with the Aggies, Chapman totaled 27 receptions for 406 yards and three touchdowns.

Current situation: There is plenty of interest coming Chapman’s way, with Oregon, Arizona State, Texas Tech, Washington, Kansas, Colorado, and Auburn leading the way. However, it is the Ducks that seem to be in control for now with a decision possible sooner than later.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]