[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image source="featured_image" img_size="large"][vc_column_text]The transfer portal just keeps on churning - with Kalen Villanueva committed to Louisiana Tech, we've got a new top five linebackers available.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]
1. Aaron Willis – Tennessee
Transfer portal entry date: 5-2-2022
Career at Tennessee: Willis played in eight games during his true freshman season in Knoxville. His time on the field was mostly on special teams.
Current situation: Willis recently took a visit to West Virginia and is also considering North Carolina, Colorado State, Middle Tennessee State, Akron, Troy, Georgia Southern, Kent State, Ohio, FAU, Ohio, Arkansas State, UConn, and Utah State.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]
2. Lorenzo McCaskill – Louisiana
Transfer portal entry date: 1-14-2022
Career at Louisiana: After signing with Louisiana as a JUCO recruit, he totaled 239 tackles, eight tackles for a loss, and four sacks in four seasons with the Ragin’ Cajuns.
Current situation: Offers from Missouri, Tennessee, USC and Miami-Ohio quickly arrived for McCaskill after he entered the portal in January, but things have gone quiet over the last couple of months. New interest has come in from schools like Arizona State, Rutgers, Middle Tennessee, Georgia Southern, and Arkansas State.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]
3. Quavaris Crouch – Michigan State
Transfer portal entry date: 4-29-2022
Career at Tennessee/Michigan State: In two seasons with Tennessee Crouch totaled 85 tackles and three tackles for a loss. In his one season in East Lansing he finished with 75 tackles, two tackles for a loss, and one forced fumble. In his three collegiate seasons, he has accumulated 160 tackles, five tackles for a loss, 2.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles.
Current situation: Coming off his most productive collegiate season, interest has steadily come in from schools like Auburn, Maryland, Kansas, Rutgers, Washington, Texas State, USF, UNLV, Colorado State, Arkansas State, Charlotte, Troy, and Utah State.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]
4. Navonteque Strong - LSU
Transfer portal entry date: 10-27-2021
Career at LSU: Strong, a JUCO signee in 2021, totaled 17 tackles, 1.5 tackles for a loss, and one sack. He played in eight games during his only season in Baton Rouge before entering the portal in late October.
Current situation: Now in the portal for seven months, things still remain relatively quiet with Strong. Texas has been linked to him several times, and with the Longhorns still looking for linebacking help, look for those rumors to continue.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]
5. Chase Monroe – Wake Forest
Transfer portal entry date: 4-4-2021
Career at Wake Forest: Totaled 40 tackles, three tackles for a loss, one forced fumble, and one interception during the 2019 and 2020 seasons at Wake. He missed the 2021 season with an injury.
Current situation: The veteran linebacker has received a solid amount of interest since entering the portal, with Charlotte being the most aggressive. Aside from the 49ers, a few other schools to keep an eye on include Towson, Richmond, and McNeese State.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]