Rivals Transfer Portal - Transfer Tracker: Bo Nix on the market
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Transfer Tracker: Bo Nix on the market

Mark Pszonak contributed to this report.

The transfer portal never stops grinding. After being Auburn's starter for the last three seasons, on Sunday night quarterback Bo Nix announced that he would enter the portal as a graduate transfer. He quickly became one of the top quarterback targets on the market.

Nix passed for 7,251 career yards with Auburn
Nix passed for 7,251 career yards with Auburn (Robin Conn/AuburnSports.com)

Recruiting: Nix was an early commitment to Auburn, making his decision soon after the conclusion of his junior season. Being the son of former Auburn quarterback Patrick Nix, he was always considered a heavy lean with the Tigers.

At Auburn: Nix has been a starter since the first game of his true freshman season, playing in every game that he was healthy. He was the SEC Freshman of the Year in 2019 and finished his career with the Tigers as the program’s third-leading passer all-time with 7,251 yards, while completing 59.4 percent of his passes and throwing 39 touchdowns. On the ground he also rushed for 859 yards and 18 touchdowns.

Potential landing spots: UCF has to be considered the team here with former coach Gus Malzahn there now but others like Florida State, Tennessee, Missouri, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, Nebraska, Indiana and others also appear to be of interest or interested in him.

Farrell’s Take: Nix was a five star out of high school so he clearly had a ton of talent and we have seen some of that at Auburn especially in his ability to scramble and extend plays. He's likely to end up at UCF is Malzahn wants him but keep an eye out for the others pursuing. He could put up big numbers in the right system.

Impact Meter: 8.0 out of 10


The Transfer Portal continues to change the way college football programs recruit and manage their rosters so we here at Rivals.com continue to evolve our coverage. Each time a player of note enters the portal, we will examine their potential impact on the college football landscape and assign an impact rating, both when they enter the portal and when they choose a destination. The scale is from 1-10 and the description below explains the scoring scale.

1.1-4.0 — Not a big impact expected, likely a non-starter and down the bench depth player.

4.1- 6.0 — A solid impact can be expected in the right scenario and has the potential to battle for a starting job.

6.1-9.0. — A high impact player who won’t change a program but will certainly be a very good contributor and starter.

9.1- 9.9 — A very high impact player who should start the moment he steps on the field and will change the outlook of a program immediately.

10 — A franchise transfer who has a chance to be an All American and one of the elite players in college football.