The biggest transfers ahead of the 2024–25 school year

July 3, 2024
These players are already making waves at their new schools.
The biggest transfers ahead of the 2024–25 school year
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The GIST: Some massive names have rocked the college sports world with portal jumps in the last academic year — here’s who could most impact their new squads in 2024–25.

🏀 Hailey Van Lith, LSU to TCU: Just one season after leaving Louisville for LSU, women’s hooper (and soon-to-be Olympian) Van Lith is on the move again — this time to the Horned Frogs, where she hopes to sharpen her skills and increase her 2025 WNBA Draft stock. After last season’s injury-induced disaster, TCU could certainly use her.

🏈 Dillon Gabriel, Oklahoma to Oregon: Another two-time transfer, Gabriel left the Sooners’s gridiron after two standout seasons. The Heisman hopeful was a top-10 quarterback in last year’s crowded field, and he’ll be crucial to Oregon’s game plan as they try to fill a Bo Nix–shaped hole.

🥎 NiJaree Canady, Stanford to TBD: Softball’s reigning Player of the Year is the best pitcher in the game, and with two years of eligibility left, she can pretty much go wherever she wants — programs will be salivating to have her in their circle. Hey, rumor has it that Oklahoma is looking for talent…

🏀 Everyone from Kentucky men’s basketball: HC John Calipari’s bombshell exit from the blue blood program triggered a mass exodus from Lexington as several Kentucky players followed him to new home Arkansas. New HC Mark Pope has been diligently filling the roster with portal talent, but time will tell if he can stabilize the squad and meet Big Blue Nation’s sky-high expectations.

🏈 Everyone from Colorado football…again: The Deion Sanders Experience continues: The Buffs’ sometimes controversial but always charismatic HC is rebuilding his roster nearly from scratch for the second straight year. Whether it pays off this time will be one of the season’s most intriguing storylines.