College football’s first spring transfer window closed on April 30. More than 650 FBS scholarship players entered the NCAA transfer portal in search of a new home during that two-week window. These recruitments tend to move quickly, but it seemed wise to wait a few weeks and see where these players committed before judging who won the spring cycle.

We have already written extensively about Colorado, the players it sent packing to the portal and the players Deion Sanders and his staff added to rebuild their roster. So let’s take a look at 10 more teams that were buyers in the spring transfer market and put together promising hauls.



New commits: QB Tyler Buchner (Notre Dame), DB Trey Amos (Louisiana), DB Jaylen Key (UAB)

Nick Saban and Tommy Rees made the fascinating decision to go get one more quarterback after spring ball and landed a pledge from Buchner two days after he entered the portal. The fact that he chose Alabama right away and canceled other visits to schools where he’d be a guaranteed starter tells you he must like his chances of winning the job. The Crimson Tide also won battles for two of the more coveted defensive backs on the spring market, beating Florida and LSU for Amos and then beating Florida State and Ole Miss for Key.



New commits: TE Var’Keyes Gumms (North Texas), TE Francis Sherman (Louisville), DL Anthony Booker Jr. (Maryland), DL Keivie Rose (Louisiana Tech), LB Jaheim Thomas (Cincinnati), DB A.J. Brathwaite Jr. (Western Kentucky), DB Jaheim Singletary (Georgia), DB Kee’yon Stewart (TCU)

The Razorbacks continue to do a terrific job of recruiting the portal under Sam Pittman and had several valuable additions in this spring cycle, particularly on defense. Rose, Booker and Thomas are going to make them better up front; all three had great options upon entering the portal. Singletary was a top-100 recruit in the 2022 class who could develop into a difference-maker. Gumms, a Freshman All-American at North Texas, should be a good addition for Dan Enos’ offense and proved he has upside as a pass catcher last season.