05/20/18 - Dallas Warmack, Sr/2019, Oregon, 6-2, 308 (DS#32 OG)[Newsfeed] OL Dallas Warmack confirmed via Twitter that he is transferring to Oregon.
Warmack, a graduate, played 16 games for the Crimson Tide but was unable to make the starting lineup last year.
He has two years of eligibility remaining.
Warmack reunites with Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal, who was Alabama's offensive line coach when Warmack was recruited by the Crimson Tide.
The Ducks return four offensive linemen who have at least some experience as starters.
05/19/18 - Reggie Roberson, /2021, Southern Methodist, 6-0, 185 (DS# WR)[Newsfeed] Former West Virginia WR Reggie Roberson announced Saturday that he is transferring to Southern Methodist. Roberson is a native Texan. "I'm back home," Roberson wrote on Twitter. Roberson must sit out this season because of NCAA transfer rules. He will have three years of eligibility when he plays in 2019. Roberson played 10 games for the Mountaineers as a true freshman in 2017. He caught six passes for 30 yards with a touchdown.
05/19/18 - Michael Decker, rJr/2020, , 6-3, 305 (DS#9 C)[Newsfeed] Nebraska starting C Michael Decker announced Saturday that is will no longer play football. "Over the past (six) months, I have taken a step back and looked at my future career goals and decided that I can no longer (accommodate) football's commitments," Decker said in a statement. "It is finally time to see that these aspirations outweighed the lacking desire to continue playing the game. Which, given the team's goals, would only hurt them by my participation." Decker started five games in 2017 for Nebraska before his sophomore season was cut short due to a knee injury. It also kept him out this spring.
05/19/18 - Kyonta Stallworth, rJr/2020, , 6-2, 289 (DS#999 DT)[Newsfeed] Michigan State DL Kyonta Stallworth is the eighth player to transfer out of the school this offseason. Stallworth, a redshirt junior, announced his plans Saturday on Twitter. "After much consideration and contemplation, I have decided to transfer from Michigan State University," Stallworth wrote. "Although I will play my remaining football elsewhere, I will always be a Spartan first." Stallworth had 11 tackles in five games last season. The Spartans plan to return much of their defensive line starters from 2017, meaning Stallworth might not get a lot of playing time.
05/19/18 - Jack Jones, Jr/2020, Southern California, 5-11, 170 (DS#999 CB)[Newsfeed] CB Jack Jones was ruled academically ineligible for the 2018 season, multiple media outlets reported. Jones, who sat out spring practice because of his academic issues, is not expected to return to the school, according to Rivals.com.
05/19/18 - Joe Burrow, rJr/2020, LSU, 6-2, 215 (DS#21 QB)[Newsfeed] QB Joe Burrow announced that he is transferring to LSU after leaving Ohio State. Burrow confirmed a reported by the Cincinnati Enquirer, posting on his Twitter account that he plans to play in Baton Rouge for the Tigers. Burrow never started a game at Ohio State, but he was 29 of 39 for two touchdowns and zero interceptions.
05/18/18 - Blake Barnett, rJr/2020, South Florida, 6-4, 201 (DS#999 QB)[Newsfeed] QB Blake Barnett, who started his career at Alabama and recently graduated from Arizona State, has enrolled at South Florida, the school announced on Friday.
As a graduate transfer, Barnett will be eligible to play for the Bulls next season and has two years of eligibility remaining. Barnett was a five-star prospect coming out of Santiago High in Corona, Calif., in 2015 and initially committed to Notre Dame before signing with Alabama. After redshirting during the 2015 season, Barnett opened the 2016 season as Alabama's starter against USC. However, Jalen Hurts replaced Barnett as the starter later that season and Barnett transferred to Arizona State. Barnett was the backup to starter Manny Wilkins for the Sun Devils last season and threw only five passes.
05/18/18 - Jake Fromm, So/2021, Georgia, 6-2, 225 (DS#1 QB)[Newsfeed] QB Jake Fromm managed to hook a big one on a recent fishing trip, and it landed him in the hospital.
The unexpected visit to the hospital occurred after Fromm managed to hook himself in the leg while fishing last week. Fromm, who led the Bulldogs to the national championship game last season, poked fun at himself for the snafu, posting a picture of the lure stuck in his leg on his Instagram account. "Works so good it hooks humans too," Fromm wrote in a caption on the photo that showed the treble hook embedded in the side of his lower leg.
05/18/18 - Tua Tagovailoa, So/2021, Alabama, 6-1, 219 (DS#1 QB)[Newsfeed] QB Tua Tagovailoa was planning to transfer before he came off the bench to lead a dramatic rally and power Alabama to victory in the national championship game in January.
Had Tagovailoa never entered the game, he was planning to leave the Crimson Tide, according to a report by HawaiiNewsNow.com. Speaking to a group of middle-school students in his native state of Hawaii, Tagovailoa said he was planning to leave Alabama after his freshman season if he didn't play in the championship game against SEC rival Georgia. "I called my dad and asked him if my offer to the University of Southern California was still available," Tagovailoa said, per HawaiiNewsNow. "I wanted to leave. I told my dad I wanted to go to a school where I thought it'd be easier for me and wouldn't challenge me so much." Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban replaced ineffective starter Jalen Hurts in the second half, and the moved paid off when Tagovailoa sparked a stirring come-from-behind victory.
05/18/18 - Gardner Minshew, /2019, Washington State, 6-1, 214 (DS#999 QB)[Newsfeed] QB Gardner Minshew officially transferred to Washington State. Minshew, a graduate transfer from East Carolina who committed to play at Alabama at the end of February before reversing that decision, withdrew from East Carolina at the end of January to attend to a personal matter in his home state of Mississippi. Washington State coach Mike Leach announced the transfer of Minshew on the school's official website.
05/17/18 - Lamonte McDougle, /2021, Washington State, 6-1, 295 (DS# DT)[Newsfeed] DT Lamonte McDougle transferred from West Virginia to Washington State. The official announcement of McDougle's move was posted on Washington State's official Twitter feed on Wednesday. McDougle appeared in 11 games in 2017 as a true freshman with the Mountaineers. He notched 23 tackles, including four for loss, and two sacks.
05/16/18 - Austin Parker, rJr/2020, Duke, 6-1, 190 (DS#5 P)[Newsfeed] K Austin Parker was reinstated to the Blue Devils' roster five months after he was kicked off the team, head coach David Cutcliffe announced on Wednesday.
Parker was dismissed from the team before the Quick Lane Bowl against Northern Illinois in December, after he was suspended from school for violating unspecified university academic policy. Cutcliffe said Parker "displayed humility and wisdom while, through his actions, regaining our trust" during the suspension. Parker, who has been reinstated to school and started summer school on Wednesday, made 17 of 21 field goals attempts and 33 of 35 extra point tries last season. He also averaged 42 yards per punt and placed 10 of his 61 punts inside the 20-yard line.
05/13/18 - James Trucilla, rJr/2020, Virginia, 6-0, 280 (DS#20 DT)[Newsfeed] DL James Trucilla decided to end his football careers because of undisclosed medical issues, the school announced. He will remain in school to finish coursework to obtain his degree. Trucilla, a junior defensive tackle, saw action in 13 games the past two seasons and totaled seven tackles.
05/13/18 - John Kirven, /2021, Virginia, 6-6, 240 (DS# DE)[Newsfeed] DL John Kirven decided to end his football career because of undisclosed medical issues, the school announced. He will remain in school to finish coursework to obtain his degree. Kirven, a sophomore defensive end, played in 10 games as a true freshman and had one tackle. He missed the Military Bowl loss to Navy because of an undisclosed illness.
05/12/18 - Denzil Ware, rSr/2019, Jacksonville State, 6-1, 245 (DS#14 OLB)[Newsfeed] Former Kentucky LB Denzil Ware announced on his Twitter account that he will transfer to FCS school Jacksonville State. Since Ware is transferring as a graduate, he will not have to sit out a season. Ware announced more than a week ago that he planned to transfer out of Kentucky. In three seasons, Ware started 30 games for the Wildcats. However, he started just six last season as a redshirt junior. Ware was second on the team last year with nine tackles for loss and third with 6.5 sacks.
05/12/18 - Jabril Robinson, rSr/2019, West Virginia, 6-2, 270 (DS#999 DT)[Newsfeed] DT Jabril Robinson of Clemson announced that he is transferring to West Virginia.
The 6-2, 270-pound Robinson will be eligible to play immediately because he is a graduate transfer. He played in 11 games and had 19 tackles last season while rotating on Clemson's formidable defensive line.
Robinson is the second grad transfer West Virginia has added to its defensive front since last season, joining defensive tackle Kenny Bigelow, who came from USC.
Bigelow and Robinson will help replace 2017 freshman All-America defensive tackle Lamonte McDougle, who quit the team and announced he will transfer.
05/08/18 - Joe Burrow, rJr/2020, LSU, 6-2, 215 (DS#21 QB)[Newsfeed] QB Joe Burrow has decided to leave the school as a graduate transfer. Burrow announced his plans on his Twitter account on Tuesday, two days after his graduation. Burrow was part of a three-player competition for the starting quarterback job during the spring. He was 15 of 22 for 238 yards in the spring game, the best numbers among the QBs that included Dwayne Haskins and Tate Martell. Burrow never started a game at Ohio State, but he was 29 of 39 for two touchdowns and zero interceptions. He had 12 rushes for 58 yards and a touchdown in 2016.
05/07/18 - Tre Watson, Sr/2018, Texas, 5-10, 205 (DS#999 RB)[Newsfeed] RB Tre Watson announced via Twitter on Sunday his commitment to Texas, leaving Cal as a graduate transfer.
Watson was the Golden Bears starting tailback and on the Doak Walker Award Watch list last season before tearing his ACL in Week 2. Watson scored 13 touchdowns in 37 games for Cal. He compiled 1,390 rushing yards, 657 kick return yards and 379 receiving yards.
"I left Cal to experience bigger football," Watson told ESPN in a text. "I couldn't turn down this opportunity to play on one of the biggest stages in college football."
His decision to join the Longhorns should be a big boost for coach Tom Herman's offense, which did not have a running back top 400 yards last season.
05/07/18 - Kayton Samuels, rSr/2019, Indiana, 6-0, 319 (DS#37 DT)[Newsfeed] DT Kayton Samuels is heading to Indiana as a graduate transfer from Syracuse on Sunday.
The 6-foot, 319-pound Samuels, who announced his intentions through social media, will have one year of eligibility remaining with the Hoosiers. As a grad transfer, he will be able to play next fall.
In three seasons at Syracuse, Samuels started 24 games and totaled 44 tackles, including 4.5 for loss, one sack and one fumble recovery.
Last season as a redshirt junior, he shared time at nose tackle with junior McKinley Williams, who is expected to start for the Orange in 2018. Samuels started seven of 12 games and finished the season with 12 tackles, two quarterback pressures and one sack.
As a redshirt freshman in 2015, Samuels started all 12 games at nose tackle and had 15 tackles. He was named to the All-ACC academic team.
"This past journey has been a stressful one for me," Samuels wrote in announcing his move. " ... Felt like I lost myself without the game. I'm even more grateful for it now. I'm extremely happy to say I'm back and I'm better."
Samuels, a Georgia native, visited Bloomington during the weekend of Indiana's spring game. He also was considering Memphis and Houston.
With the Hoosiers, Samuels is expected to compete at nose tackle with fifth-year seniors Ja'Merez Bowen and Michael Barwick.
05/05/18 - Leo Lewis, rJr/2020, Mississippi State, 6-1, 235 (DS#10 ILB)[Newsfeed] LB Leo Lewis was arrested early Friday morning and faces a disorderly conduct charge. The Oktibbeha County (Miss.) Sheriff's department said Lewis was arrested at 12:58 a.m. after deputies were dispatched in response to a large crowd of people and cars blocking streets. According to a news release, while deputies were clearing the streets, a vehicle driven by Lewis attempted to push through traffic despite officers' attempts to have traffic leave in the opposite direction. Lewis failed to comply and was taken into custody, processed and was freed after posting bail.
05/01/18 - Zach Abey, Sr/2019, Navy, 6-1, 212 (DS#999 QB)[Newsfeed] WR Zach Abey started nine games at quarterback for Navy last season as a junior and rushed for 1,413 yards in the Midshipmen's triple-option attack. But when the post-spring depth chart was posted Monday, Abey was listed as a co-starter at wide receiver. Apparently Abey will still get some playing time at quarterback, but he is no longer the starter at that position, and coach Ken Niumataololo wants to get Abey on the field as much as possible. After a 6-6 regular season, including a loss to Army, Niumataololo announced before the Military Bowl that sophomore Malcolm Perry would be the starting quarterback. Perry had spent most of the 2017 season as a slotback. The move worked as Perry rushed 16 times for 114 yards and two touchdowns. Abey still got some time at quarterback, rushing for five touchdowns as Navy crushed Virginia 49-7. The Middies did not complete a pass in that game.
04/27/18 - Shea Patterson, Jr/2020, Michigan, 6-1, 193 (DS#3 QB)[Newsfeed] QB Shea Patterson received a waiver from the NCAA and will be able to play for Michigan in the upcoming season after transferring from Mississippi.
The athletic departments at Michigan and Ole Miss worked together during the last week to create a waiver request that both schools agreed was accurate and took advantage of recently adapted NCAA rules make Patterson eligible. The NCAA decided to waive in Patterson's case its normal rule that requires non-graduated transfers to sit out a year before returning to the playing field.
The waiver, which used an NCAA amendment passed earlier this month that takes a player's academic standing into account when applying to play immediately, put to rest previous objections that Ole Miss had to Patterson's reasons for transferring. Patterson, who is with his new teammates on a team-sponsored trip to Paris, is expected to compete with redshirt sophomore Brandon Peters for the starting job at Michigan. Last season, he started the first seven games for Mississippi and passed for 2,259 yards and 17 touchdowns before a leg injury ended his season late in October.
04/25/18 - Jay Hayes, rSr/2019, Georgia, 6-3, 290 (DS#23 DE)[Newsfeed] DE Jay Hayes announced in a Twitter post Wednesday that will play next season for Georgia, not two weeks after committing to Oklahoma. The Notre Dame transfer, who will be eligible immediately because he is a grad transfer, started all 13 games for the Irish last year, and finished with 27 tackles, three tackles for losses, one sack and one fumble recovery. Hayes made seven tackles in a 20-19 loss to Georgia last season.
04/25/18 - Blake Barnett, rJr/2020, South Florida, 6-4, 201 (DS#999 QB)[Newsfeed] QB Blake Barnett of Arizona State will transfer, according to multiple media reports on Wednesday, and Fox Sports claimed he will visit South Florida this weekend.
Barnett will be a graduate transfer with two seasons of eligibility remaining. A five-star prospect out of Santiago High School in Corona, Calif., who was ranked No. 14 in the Class of 2015, Barnett committed to Notre Dame, then de-committed and signed with Alabama. Barnett transferred from Alabama to Arizona State in 2016 after quarterback Jalen Hurts took over as the starter for the Crimson Tide. Last season at Arizona State, Barnett played behind starting quarterback Manny Wilkins.