[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image source="featured_image" img_size="large"][vc_column_text]With Koy Moore committing to Auburn, it's time to update the top five receivers available in the transfer portal.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]
1. Deion Smith – LSU
Transfer portal entry date: 12-8-2021
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 have been that he will return to his home state of Mississippi and play for the Rebels. But new reports conflict with that idea. This is an opening for schools like Penn State, South Carolina, Arizona State, Oregon, and Houston continue to continue to pursue the standout wide receiver.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]
2. Javon Baker – Alabama
Transfer portal entry date: 1-14-2022
Career at Alabama: Baker had nine receptions for 116 yards and one touchdown during his time with the Tide.
Current situation: Baker seemed to have found a new home at Kentucky with a commitment to the Wildcats in January, but on Thursday he announced that the two had parted ways. While he has only been back on the market for less than a day Maryland is the school that almost immediately became a hot topic about his possible next destination. It will be interesting to see how long he allows his recruiting process to play out this time.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]
3. Demond Demas – Texas A&M
Transfer portal entry date: 3-29-2022
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.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]
4. Kaemen Marley – Tennessee
Transfer portal entry date: 1-14-2022
Career at Tennessee: During his one season in Knoxville, Marley initially saw time at defensive back but then moved to wide receiver. He did not see the field while also dealing with some nagging injuries.
Current situation: This is a unique one, as Marley has the physical ability to play a number of positions so it is still unclear where on the field he will play at his next stop. He has also remained extremely quiet since entering the portal more than five months ago. However, a few schools to keep an eye on are NC State, South Carolina, East Carolina, and Appalachian State.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]
5. Joshua Moore - Texas
Transfer portal entry date: 11-8-2021
Career at Texas: Moore totaled 61 receptions for 790 yards and 13 touchdowns during his time in Austin. His most productive season came in 2020 when he had 30 receptions for 472 yards and nine touchdowns.
Current situation: Moore seemed set with his future college destination after he committed to SMU, but a couple of months later the two sides parted ways. Now back on the market for a couple of weeks, he has gained new interest from Kentucky, Auburn, Oklahoma State, Arkansas State, and UConn.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]