A look at the new transfer portal rules: windows and signing rosters
OXFORD, Miss. — Will Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin reclaim his title as the “Portal King” in the next edition of the portal games? There have been some changes to the rules since last year, so we thought we would take a minute and go over the finer details of it all.
NCAA Transfer Portal Windows
On August 31, 2022, the NCAA Board of Governors adopted new rules regarding transfer portal timelines. Prior to that date, if you were an undergraduate transfer you could enter your name in the portal at any time. However, after the rule change, FBS athletes will be allowed to enter only during two windows.
The first, a 45-day period, will start the day after championship selections are made. This year, that means the window opens December 5. The second window will be instituted from May 1-15 so players can enter the transfer portal after spring camp.
Grad transfers will be allowed to enter the portal during any time.
Initially, schools were only allowed to sign up to 25 players (high school and transfers combined) per recruiting cycle. Now, however, programs will be allowed to sign as many athletes during the cycle as they would like — as long as their rosters remain under the 85-scholarship cap per recruiting cycle.
For all the latest from the recruiting trail and transfers to the ‘Sip, check back here on the website and on all our social media.
Lee Ann is the Director of Recruiting for The Rebel Walk. She is a veteran SEC sports journalist and NFL content writer. She is also the Sr. Editor for MESPORTS digital. Herring-Olvedo is a Brown University graduate who loves good cigars, good games, and a smooth glass of bourbon — not necessarily in that order.