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Jack Follman’s Best Football Transfer for Each Pac-12 Team

Each Pac-12 team has at least one key transfer coming in for 2023, and many have a few

Posted on March 28, 2023

  By Jack Follman, SuperWest Sports

Pac-12The transfer portal is officially essential.

It’s almost impossible to reach your full potential in 2023 as a college football program unless you’re doing a good job in the portal.

Each Pac-12 team has at least one key transfer coming in for 2023, and many have a few.

Here’s who I think is the best transfer coming into each program this season.

ArizonaJustin Flowe LB (Oregon)
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Flowe was one of the top recruits at any position just a few years ago yet he never quite put it all together at Oregon and was injured for most of his time there.

The Wildcats need a lot of help on defense and Flowe could easily step in and be their best player on that side of the ball right away.

Arizona StateAaron Frost T (Nevada)
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Frost is coming off an injury but made All-Mountain West twice before last season.

The Sun Devils have a hole on the line with veteran Ben Scott transferring to Nebraska, and Frost should fill that hole.

CalSam Jackson QB (TCU)
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The Bears are restarting again at QB with Jack Plummer heading out. Jackson was waiting in the wings at TCU and now is the favorite to take the reigns in Berkeley.

Easily the most-important transfer they have coming in.

ColoradoTravis Hunter CB (Jackson State)
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Shedeur Sanders is probably one of the more important transfers but there’s no denying Hunter is probably the best.

He was the top recruit in the nation just a couple of years ago and he might be the best corner in the Conference now from day one.

OregonJordan Burch DE (South Carolina)
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T]he Ducks have a lot of options here as they’re bringing in a nice handful of transfers.

Burch gets the nod because he’s a former five-star recruit, he’s been solid in the SEC, and they need a lot of help on defense, especially with DJ Johnson heading to the NFL at DE.

Oregon StateDJ Uiagalelei QB (Clemson)
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The Beavers are bringing in one of the most high-profile transfers in the nation at a position that was one of their only weaknesses in 2022.

DJU could come into the Pac-12 and have a renaissance the way Bo Nix did last year in Eugene.

StanfordTrevor Mayberry T (Princeton)
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The Cardinal had a mass exodus on their offensive line in the worst way so bringing in a player who should be able to slide in on the O-line is big for them.

He was a starter at Princeton and has a great chance to start at Stanford.

UCLACarson Steele RB (Ball State)
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T]he Bruins need to replace a lot at running back with Zach Charbonnet on to the next level.

Steele was a star in the MAC and I feel like he could do a ton in Chip Kelly’s offense.

USCDorian Singer WR (Arizona)
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The Trojans snagged a 1,000-yard receiver from their division rival and he should immediately be Caleb Williams’ No. 1 target.

Getting Singer is especially big since Jordan Addison left early for the NFL.

UtahLevani Damuni LB (Stanford)
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Damuni has been a borderline all-conference player at Stanford for years now.

He should remain at that level playing his final year of college football at Utah.

WashingtonJabbar Muhammad CB (Oklahoma State)
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Washington somehow went 11-2 last year with one of the worst-performing secondaries you will ever see in college football.

Muhammad is an All-Big-12 selection who should come in right away and be their best defensive back.

Washington StateKyle Williams WR (UNLV)
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The Cougars are reloading at the receiver position and Williams looks the readiest to star.

He had more than 100 catches and 1,500 yards and nearly 10 touchdowns in three years at UNLV.

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