Transfer Portal Notes: Lotsa Buffalo, Bowling Green movement

Important to keep in mind: the deadline for players to transfer and be eligible to play in 2021 is July 1. Thankfully that deadline was extended, because players coming to or from Buffalo right now might need this extra time, considering how late the coaching change was for both UB and Kansas.

Buffalo did see six players leave its program to follow Lance Leipold in Kansas, but Maurice Linguist has finally gotten started with his own roster edits with three additions (so far). Here are some players that recently transferred in or out of the conference:

MACtion transfers in

  • S, Adam Beck (Texas Tech → Buffalo)
  • S, Davon Ferguson (Kansas → BGSU)
  • WR, Levar Gumms (Northwestern State, FCS → CMU) — Was set to start out his collegiate career at Memphis, but ended up signing and playing at FCS-level Nortwestern State over the last three years. Per his bio at NWS, Gumms is a diabetic, which usually means that has to monitor that personal situation on the sidelines while he competes. He’s well-sized at 6-2, 205 lbs.
  • DT, Josh Rogers (Texas A&M → Buffalo) — A big, 6’5 D-lineman that played in 16 games for the Aggies from 2017-2019; DNP 2020.
  • LB, Tra Wilkins (Indy C.C. → Buffalo)
  • DT, Ali Saad (Minnesota → BGSU)

MACtion transfers out 

  • OL, Michael Ford (Buffalo → Kansas)
  • RB, Jordon Ingram (CMU → Auburn) — A Mobile, Ala. native that was part of the 2020 signing class. Ingram was SEC-offered out of HS, including Auburn’s last coaching staff, so CMU’s losing a big talent that could’ve a big deal in the MAC.
  • DT, Ronald McGee (Buffalo → Kansas)
  • LB, Rich Miller (Buffalo → Kansas)
  • C, Mike Novitsky (Buffalo → Kansas) — First Team All-MAC center in 2020.
  • S, Timarcus Simpson (EMU → USF) — Tampa is the hometown for this defensive back.
  • DT, Eddie Wilson (Buffalo → Kansas) — Third Team All-MAC defensive tackle in 2020. Wore #0 and specs on the field.
  • WR, Trevor Wilson (Buffalo → Kansas)

Buffalo was also set to bring in DE Zion DeBose from Virginia Tech as a graduate transfer, but he, too, will follow the group and transfer to Kansas instead.

Here’s my full transfer portal tracker.

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