2020 MACtion Transfer Portal Updates

Welcome to The Ypsilanti Eleven! This is the second year of the NCAA Transfer Portal, and I’m here to keep things current for you.

Below is a running list of MAC players that have entered their names into the 2020 NCAA Transfer Portal. This list below is broken up by school, noting each player coming in or leaving their program, usually by transfer. Players joining MAC programs in 2020 by way of junior college transfer are not on this list since they didn’t have to go through the NCAA’s portal.

I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t use 247sports.com’s tracker to help me out here. While I do my best to help fill in the cracks missed on that site, that is the first place I look to stay current.

Last updated: Sept. 10, 2020

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Akron

Incoming

  • RB Cole Gest from Indiana. Gest is a graduate transfer with one year of eligibility remaining. At Indiana, Gest appeared in 18 games, ran the ball 112 times for 504, and scored two rushing touchdowns.

  • QB Brayden Hawkins from Louisiana. Hawkins, an incoming redshirt sophomore, also had stops at Maryland and Northwest Mississippi Community College.

  • CB Jaylen Kelly-Powell from Michigan. Kelly-Powell is senior eligible, and appeared in 20 games for Michigan.

  • TE Zack Leininger from Marshall. Redshirt-junior eligible, started his college career at Dodge City C.C.

Outgoing

  • WR Daishawn Brimage to Winona State (D2).

  • DT DeAndre Brimage to Ashland (D2). Brimage entered his name in the portal back in September 2019.

  • LB Tiger Burkes’ name is in the transfer portal.

  • WR J.J. Coleman’s name is in the transfer portal.

  • CB Jerome Cooper’s name is in the transfer portal.

  • OL Brandon Council to Auburn. Graduate transfer with one year to play.

  • QB Nick Demchuk to Gannon (D2).

  • RB Devanier Floyd’s name is in the transfer portal.

  • RB Brandon Lee’s name is in the transfer portal.

  • CB Zaire Jacobs’ name is in the transfer portal. Jacobs entered his name in the portal in September 2019.

  • S Kyshad Mack to Butler Community College (JUCO). Mack was a local 2019 signee (Massilon, Ohio / Washington) under Tom Arth.

  • S Tyson McDonald’s name is in the transfer portal.

  • DE Dylan Meeks’ name is in the transfer portal.

  • QB Alex Ramart to Indiana University of Pennsylvania (D2).

  • RB Keyondre White to Hampton (FCS). As a freshman in 2018, White played in seven games for Akron and ran the ball 23 times for 81 yards with one touchdown. Did not play in 2019.

  • P Jonah Wieland’s name is in the transfer portal. Wieland’s decision came days after the MAC’s decision to push all fall sports to the spring.

  • WR Andre Williams put his name in the transfer portal, but has rejoined the program.

  • WR Malik Wooldridge to Ashland (D2).

Ball State

Incoming

  • DE Chris Agyemang from Sacred Heart (FCS). Agyemang has one year of eligibility as a graduate transfer. In his Sacred Heart career, Agyemang recorded 105 tackles, 26 tackles for loss, 14 sacks, and broke up seven passes.

  • LB Anthony Ekpe from Rice. Ekpe played from 2016-2019 at Rice where he made 67 total tackles over 24 games. He was an honorable mention All-Conference USA player in 2018 when he made six sacks and caused two fumbles.

  • * CB J.T. Wahee from Western Illinois (FCS). Wahee signed with Ball State in February to play his final season with the Cardinals. Wahee spent his first three years with Norfolk State, then one year with WIU where he redshirted. Although an NLI was signed, Wahee is not on Ball State’s roster. (Read: 247sports)

Outgoing

  • CB Chandler Crite’s name is in the transfer portal.

  • TE Nolan Givan to San Diego State.

  • DE Shannon Hall to Western Illinois (FCS).

  • WR Rahmon Hart to Duquesne (FCS).

  • RB Markice Hurt Jr. to Grand Valley State (D2).

  • WR Tyler Kirtz’s name is in the transfer portal.

  • OL Jake McKenzie’s name is in the transfer portal.

  • WR Khalil Newton to Stony Brook (FCS).

  • S Michael Robinson to Towson (FCS).

  • CB Dantavian Stephens’ name is in the transfer portal.

Bowling Green

Incoming

  • QB Drew Gunther from Syracuse. Gunther redshirted in 2019 as a freshman.

Outgoing

  • WR Jack Duffer’s name is in the transfer portal.

  • TE Chris Karras’ name is in the transfer portal.

  • LB Torrian Hampton to The Incarnate Word (D2).

  • CB James Harris to Northeast Oklahoma A&M (JUCO).

  • S Jajuan Hudson’s name is in the transfer portal.

  • CB Melvin Jackson to Youngstown State (FCS).

  • DE Anthony Johnson to Youngstown State (FCS).

  • QB Grant Loy to Auburn. Loy is a graduate transfer with one year to play. Finally a starter for BGSU in 2019, Loy threw 6 TD and 11 INT over 12 games under first-year head coach Scot Loeffler, but helped take down rival Toledo for the first time in over a decade.

  • CB Jai Nunn-Liddell’s name is in the transfer portal.

  • CB Davin Wilson’s name is in the transfer portal.

Buffalo

Incoming

  • LB Brendan Pyne from Colorado. Pyne’s one his final year of eligibility after three seasons at Brown. Pyne originally moved to Colorado, but transferred out once Mel Tucker took the Michigan State job in February. Pyne recorded 178 tackles (14.5 for loss) at Brown. (Read: The Buffalo News)

  • OL Ray Thomas-Ishman from UMass. Thomas played 34 games through three seasons for the Minutemen, and was suspended-then-redshirted last year. He has one year of eligibility with UB.

  • LB Tyree Thompson from UCLA. Thompson is immediately eligible with one year left.

  • LB Keith Woetzel from Lehigh (FCS). Woetzel is immediately eligible with one year left.

  • DT Eddie Zinn-Turner from Vanderbilt. Zinn-Turner played for Marist (FCS) from 2015–2018, and went to Vanderbilt as a one-year graduate transfer. Zinn-Turner received all-conference honors with Marist, but injuries kept him from playing at Vandy.

Outgoing

  • RB Theo Anderson’s name is in the transfer portal.

  • LB Ja’Varius Harrison to East Tennessee State (D2) with two years of eligibility.

  • CB Dawun Hylton’s name is in the transfer portal.

  • DT Chibueze Onwuka to Boston College as grad transfer.

  • WR Jordan Overton’s name is in the transfer portal.

Central Michigan

Incoming

  • CB Richard Bowens II from Iowa State as graduate transfer.

  • QB Ty Brock from Sam Houston State as graduate transfer. Brock has two years of eligibility. (Read: MLive)

Outgoing

  • CB Montrae Braswell to Missouri State (FCS). As a redshirt-freshman in 2019, Braswell started six games for the Chippewas (played all year), and was ranked fourth in the MAC in passes defended with 11.

  • DE Braeden Childress’ name is in the transfer portal.

  • OL Jake Dominguez’s name is in the transfer portal.

  • WR Bailey Edwards’ name is in the transfer portal.

  • QB George Pearson’s name is in the transfer portal.

  • TE Tony Poljan to Virginia.

  • OL Cameron Vaughn to Coffeyville C.C. (JUCO).

Eastern Michigan

Incoming

  • OL Dimitri Douglas from Michigan State. Douglas is a redshirt-sophomore and, pending an NCAA appeal, is not eligible to play in 2020.

  • RB Samson Evans from Iowa. Evans was a 3-star, dual-threat quarterback out of high school in 2018, but was listed as a receiver at Iowa, but will come to EMU as a running back.

  • QB Chris Helbig from Southern Utah (FCS). Helbig is a graduate transfer quarterback with two years of eligibility.

  • P Blake Ochsendorf from Minnesota State-Moorehead (D2).

  • CB Thomas Shorack from Arizona State. Shorack was a walk-on at ASU for the last two years.

  • CB Jalen Weathers from Trinity College (D3).

Outgoing

  • WR DeAnthony Ball’s name is in the transfer portal.

  • RB John Branham Jr.’s name is in the transfer portal.

  • LB Brandon Burks’ name is in the transfer portal.

  • DL Ty Eddington to Youngstown State (FCS). Eddington has one year of eligibility remaining. In 15 games with the Eagles, Eddington moved around the D-line; 27 total tackles, 1.0 TFL (5 yards), 0.5 sack (5 yards), 1 pass defended.

  • DT C.J. Hunt to Western Illinois (FCS). Hunt has two years of eligibility.

  • CB Otis Jackson III to Bryant (FCS).

  • WR Joe Nowden’s name is in the transfer portal.

  • DB Jalen Phelps’ name is in the transfer portal.

  • LS Tyler Shaw to Marshall.

  • WR Michael Thompson’s name is in the transfer portal.

Kent State

Incoming

  • S Fofie Bazzie initially transferred to Kent State over the offseason, but has since moved to Maine (FCS) instead.

  • CB Tony Butler from Nebraska. Butler, a graduate transfer, is immediately eligible with one year to play.

  • S C.J. Holmes from Penn State.

  • LB Juan Wallace from Syracuse.

Outgoing

  • P Derek Adams to Northwestern.

  • LB Nick Curtis to Auburn.

  • WR Antwan Dixon’s name is in the transfer portal. Dixon, a sixth-year senior, is the first MAC player to enter the transfer portal since the leauge’s decision to hopefully have football in the spring.

  • RB Craig Elmore ’s name is in the transfer portal.

  • QB Marquez Glover’s name is in the transfer portal.

  • WR Trey Harrell to Tiffin (D2).

  • S Glenn Hayes to Albany State (D2).

  • LB Colt Jennings to Saint Francis (FCS).

  • S Qwuantrezz Knight to UCLA. Knight spent one year with the Golden Flashes as a transfer from Maryland.

  • K Luke Pawlak to Montana State (FCS).

Miami

Incoming

  • TE Seth Currens from Wisconsin.

  • WR Mac Hippenhammer from Penn State. Hippenhammer wasn’t going to play football anymore and just focus on his baseball career, but after reconsidering his options, he decided to transfer to Miami for both sports.

Outgoing

  • WR Cam Blakely to UVA-Wise (D2).

  • DL Isaac Hampton to Charlotte.

  • QB Jackson Williamson to Newberry College (D2).

Northern Illinois

Incoming

  • CB Diamond Evans from South Dakota State (FCS).

  • CB Jordan Gandy from South Dakota State (FCS).

  • P Tom Foley from Minnesota.

  • QB Andrew Haidet from Houston Baptist (D2).

  • CB Xavior Williams from Northern Iowa (FCS).

Outgoing

  • LB Joseph Bonds to Iowa Western C.C. (JUCO).

  • TE Mitchell Brinkman to South Florida. Brinkman is a graduate transfer with one year to play.

  • CB Romel Goston’s name is in the transfer portal.

  • QB/WR Rodney Hall to Saginaw Valley State (D2).

  • DB Devin Haney to Grand Valley State (D2).

  • RB Tre Harbison to Charlotte. Harbison ran for over 1,000 yards in each of the last two seasons. Haribson was a Second Team All-MAC selection in 2018.

  • LB Camari Harris’ name is in the transfer portal.

  • DT Jack Heflin to Iowa. Heflin leaves as a graduate transfer, and was a two-time All-MAC player for the Huskies.

  • P Jace Hohenthaner’s name is in the transfer portal.

  • DE Matt Lorbeck to Iowa. Lorbeck tallied 60 tackles (12 for loss) in his NIU career. Lorbeck is a graduate transfer with one year left to play, but still has a redshirt year to give.

  • K Jimmy Lowery to Tennessee State (FCS).

  • TE Dylan Lozeau’s name is in the transfer portal.

  • CB Jalen McKie to Grand Valley State (D2).

  • OL C.J. Perez to Temple. Perez came to NIU in 2018 as a JUCO/Butler C.C. transfer and held down the center position for two years with the Huskies. With one year of eligibility left, Perez will use it to be reunited with head coach Rod Carey.

  • QB Anthony Thompson to Indiana State (FCS). Thompson is immediately eligible as a graduate transfer.

  • LB Tom Trieb to College of DuPage (JUCO).

  • QB Mariano Valenti to Temple. Valenti committed to and signed with NIU when Rod Carey was still the head coach.

  • CB Antwain Walker’s name is in the transfer portal.

Ohio

Incoming

  • QB Armani Rogers from UNLV. Rogers was the Mountain West Freshman of the Year in 2017.

  • DE Michael Taylor from Villanova (FCS).

Outgoing

  • LB Dezman Cooper’s name is in the transfer portal.

  • WR Markel Davis’ name is in the transfer portal. Davis appeared in 16 games over the last three seasons with the Bobcats.

  • CB De’Vante Mitchell to West Florida (D2).

Toledo

Incoming

  • DT Cavon Butler from Kentucky. Butler is a Toledo native (Whitmer HS) who signed with and redshirted at Kentucky last year.

  • LB Jonathan Jones from Notre Dame. Jones is a graduate transfer that’s immediately eligible to play in 2020.

  • WR Isaiah Winstead from Norfolk State (FCS). Winstead was one of the best receivers from the MEAC last year, and left Norfolk State with a career 83 catches for 977 yards and eight touchdowns.

Outgoing

  • CB Desmond Bernard to Carson-Newman (D2).

  • DT Tyrone Chambers’ name is in the transfer portal.

  • WR Darius Corbett’s name is in the transfer portal.

  • LB Evander Craft’s name is in the transfer portal.

  • CB Jonathan Gipson’s name is in the transfer portal.

  • OL Kedonis Haslem to North Alabama (FCS).

  • DE Jerome Henderson’s name is in the transfer portal.

  • WR Nick Kovacs to Southeastern Louisiana (FCS).

  • CB Shamaur McDowell to Alabama A&M (FCS).

  • WR Neru N’Shaka’s name is in the transfer portal.

  • WR Kaavon Parker to Tiffin (D2).

  • QB Cross Wilkinson to Lehigh (FCS).

Western Michigan

Incoming

  • CB Therran Coleman from Pitt.

  • CB Bricen Garner from Pitt.

  • RB La’Darius Jefferson from Michigan State.

  • RB Jaxson Kincaide from Nevada.

Outgoing

  • WR Tyron Arnett to Chattanooga (FCS).

  • DE Ronnie Buford to Grand Valley State (D2).

  • CB Kmare Carey’s name is in the transfer portal.

  • WR Cameron Coleman is no longer on the Bronco roster, per Seth Berry (Western Herald). His name is currently not in the transfer portal.