You can go ahead and (again) add the defending national champions to the list of schools to be touched by the infamous and mysterious portal.
Citing an unnamed source, TigerNet.com is reporting Wednesday that Shaq Smith has decided to place his name into the NCAA transfer database. 247Sports.com writes that “Smith has a ‘do not contact’ tag attached to his portal entry, which implies he’s requesting that other schools do not contact him.”
The move doesn’t necessarily mean the end of Smith’s career with the Tigers as he could ultimately pull his name out, but it’s usually the first step toward a parting of ways. Conversely, the school could opt to yank Smith’s scholarship at the end of the semester in which he entered the database.