Ranking the top 10 uncommitted players after deadline passes

Pittsburgh wide receiver Jordan Addison became the best available player on college football’s transfer market on Tuesday when his name appeared in the portal after he won the Biletnikoff Award during a standout sophomore season with the Panthers. While Sunday marked the deadline for players to provide their current schools with a written notice of intent to enter the portal, schools had another two days to process those requests, which is why Addison’s name did not appear immediately. 

While most coaches have a pretty solid idea at this point of what their rosters are going to look like in the season ahead, there are still some uncommitted stragglers in the portal weighing their options. Sunday may have been the deadline to enter the portal, but there is no formal deadline for transferring players to commit to a new program.

There are a variety of reasons why players may be in the portal at this stage in the calendar. Some may have learned during spring practice that the path to playing time could be easier elsewhere. Others may have realized that they don’t jell with new head coaches, position coaches or coordinators. Some have off-field issues to work through, and others could just be meticulously weighing their options.

So while most of the sport’s high-profile transfers have already committed, here is a look at the top 10 uncommitted transfers following Sunday’s portal deadline.


1. Jordan Addison, WR

Old school: Pittsburgh

The buzz around Addison certainly suggests that USC is the likely landing spot for the Pittsburgh star. Addison caught 100 passes for 1,593 yards and 17 touchdowns in 2021 and will be an impact player wherever he ends up. He is already receiving first-round buzz in 2023 NFL mock drafts and will have plenty of opportunity to cash in on his NIL rights while playing what will presumably be his final season of college football.


2. Bru McCoy, WR

Old school: USC

McCoy is a 6-foot-3 target who caught 21 passes for 236 yards and two touchdowns at USC in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season. He missed the 2021 season after he was arrested on domestic violence charges that were later dropped. McCoy should be plenty motivated to reach the five-star billing he enjoyed as a top player in the 2019 recruiting class.

Author: Lucy Green