As expected, the former SEC Offensive Player of the Year has reportedly entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal.
Aye-Ell dot com’s Matt Zenitz tweeted that Jalen Hurts’ name “went into the portal this morning at 11:50 a.m. CT” which leads assumption that he sat down with his family and thought things through after the conclusion of the National Championship Game.
Hurts graduated in December and can grad-transfer without sitting out a year.
On October 15th, 2018, the NCAA rolled out what has become known as the “Transfer Portal.” This is an online list of students that have notified their school of their intent to transfer. Once notified, the school must add this student to the portal. When the student’s name is in the portal, they can be contacted by other NCAA coaches without prior permission from their current school.
In this press release the NCAA states that the purpose is to end the controversial practice of schools limiting where transfers can go and who they can contact.
As it turns out, the NCAA Transfer Portal is one of the world’s worst kept secrets. Only the
Gossip Girls administrators of NCAA member school have access to the portal.