In the four weeks of college football season, a plethora of transfers have already had a big impact on their new teams.
Last offseason, a number of very talented players chose a new school, including quarterback Caleb Williams and wide receiver Jordan Addison, who both chose USC. Williams wasn’t the only quarterback to switch schools: former USC liaison Jackson Dart left for Ole Miss, Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler went to South Carolina, and Texas quarterback Casey Thompson chose Nebraska as his new school.
These newcomers are among the many players who have already excelled in their new schools. With enough sample size per month at the start of the season to give us a good idea of who stands out, it’s the transfers at every position that have had the biggest impact this season.
QB: Caleb Williams, USC
Williams stepped up the USC offense and helped the sixth-place Trojans to a 4-0 start, their third record since 2011. He has 1,054 passing yards and nine touchdowns with no interceptions. He also has 100 yards and two touchdowns.
Last year, amid a mad carousel of coaches and transfer portal cycles, Williams followed coach Lincoln Riley to USC from Oklahoma and turned the Trojans into college football playoff contenders.
Other notable quarterbacks: Michael Penix, Jr., Washington; Adrian Martinez, Kansas State; Hendon Hooker, Tennessee; Will Lewis, Kentucky; Dillon Gabriel, Oklahoma