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Telling Statistics Emerge From The NCAA's Transfer Portal

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For many, the NCAA transfer portal is the place to be these days. Since the regular season ended, players have flocked to the portal in search of a new program.

But the influx of talent didn't just start in late-November. According to Rivals.com's transfer portal Twitter account, over 900 FBS scholarship players have entered the portal since the beginning of August.

That's a lot, and some of these other numbers are quite sobering. As of today, only 243 of those players have found new homes, with 32 of them withdrawing their names.

That means that 636 players--almost 75% of portal entrants--remain in the portal.

Of course, a lot of those guys will choose new schools and resume their careers with no issues.

But there will also be more players replacing them in the portal in the coming days and weeks, and the fact remains that not all of these young men will be able to find new homes. Either that, or they may have to settle for a lower-tier destination than they originally hoped.

All in all, the transfer portal is a benefit for player empowerment, but as these numbers show, it also has its drawbacks.