One of the top players in the college football transfer portal has made his decision as wide receiver Jaylon Robinson announced he committed to Ole Miss.
The 5-foot-9, 180-pound receiver chose the Rebels over finalists Tennessee, Miami, and TCU after electing to transfer away from UCF this season.
A productive player
Robinson has 76 receptions for 1,329 yards and eight touchdowns in his career.
The wideout landed at UCF after starting his college football career at Oklahoma and turned into one of the AAC's best skill players.
He placed third in the league two seasons ago with 979 yards off 55 catches with six touchdowns. A knee injury slowed his 2021 season, but Robinson still had two TDs off 18 catches for 322 yards. Now, he's fully healthy with two years of eligibility to burn.
College Football HQ ranked Robinson as the No. 4 player available in the transfer portal at the time of his announcement.
Robinson joins an elite transfer class at Ole Miss which includes quarterback Jaxson Dart, running backs Zach Evans and Ulysses Bentley, tight end Michael Trigg, wide receivers Jordan Watkins and Malik Heath, and edge rusher Jared Ivey.
In all, the Rebels have signed 16 players in the transfer portal this season, aggressively pursuing acquisitions after losing the bulk of its top 10 ranked offense this year.
NCAA transfer portal
The NCAA created the transfer portal on Oct. 15, 2018. That decision has helped transform the game of college football by giving players an easier opportunity to change teams and direct their playing careers.
Players no longer require permission from their coaches in order to transfer. They just have to request that their school’s compliance department enter their name into the portal.
Names appear in the transfer portal in one or two days, and schools are free to contact transferring players without restriction thereafter.
Players that enter their name into the transfer portal don’t necessarily leave their schools. A player is free to take his name out of the portal at any time. But schools are not under an obligation to keep transferring players on scholarship once they put their names into the portal.