Transfer Tracker: Slovis enters the portal
Mark Pszonak contributed to this report.
The transfer portal never stops grinding. On Monday morning, USC transfer quarterback Kedon Slovis quickly became a hot name in the portal after passing for more than 7,500 yards and 58 touchdowns during his time with the Trojans.
Recruiting: Slovis had a huge spring after his junior season, earning offers from Oregon State, UNLV, SMU, NC State and San Jose State. However it was an early-May offer from USC which resulted in his commitment approximately a week later.
At USC: Slovis burst onto the scene as a true freshman with 3,502 yards and 30 touchdowns. After dealing with an injury and a COVID-shortened season during his next two years, he leaves the Trojans having totaled 7,576 yards and 58 touchdowns through the air.
Potential landing spots: Interest from in-state program Arizona was immediate, but has been followed with numerous other schools, including Nebraska, Florida State, Cal, Auburn, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, San Diego State. Aside from the Wildcats, the early candidates to really keep an eye on are Nebraska, Auburn and Cal.
Farrell’s Take: Slovis beat out J.T. Daniels at USC and played as a freshman but he didn't continue to develop as the USC offense struggled a bit. Injury and lack of coaching hurt his but it's clear he has Power Five talent and it would be a stunner if he didn't land at that level. Arizona and Cal are intriguing to me if he wants to stay out west.
Impact Meter: 7.3 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.