It’s transfer season and the window to enter the transfer portal is closing today. Since the portal opened, BYU has accepted 13 players out of the program and 10 players into the program. In this article, we track transfers inside and outside the BYU football program.
1. Keenan Pili
Longtime starter and 2022 team captain Keenan Pili made the move to Tennessee. Pili has 191 tackles in four seasons at BYU.
2. Logan Fano
Former four-star recruit Logan Fano entered the transfer portal and signed a few days later at the University of Utah. Fano’s departure is perhaps the most influential of all the players on this list, Fano had the potential to be a cornerstone of BYU’s defense going forward.
3. Tate Romney
BYU linebacker Tate Romney entered the transfer portal after just one season with the show. Romney, a former three-star recruit, turned down various P5 schools when he signed with BYU. Romney committed to the state of Arizona.
4. Dallin Holker
Tight end Dallin Holker retired after three games of the season to enter the transfer portal. In three seasons at BYU, Holker had 42 receptions for 521 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns. Holker is involved in the state of Colorado.
5. Jacob Conover
Backup quarterback Jacob Conover announced his plans to enter the transfer portal on Friday. After returning home from his mission, Conover joined the BYU football program in time for the 2020 season, where he managed the scout team. In 2021, Conover competed against Jaren Hall and Baylor Romney for the starting spot. Conover finished in contention that season as BYU’s third-string quarterback, appearing in just one game against Utah State. Against the Aggies, Conover was 5/9 and he threw for 45 yards.
Conover served as BYU’s second quarterback throughout the 2022 season behind Jaren Hall. Conover appeared in just one game — the regular-season finale at Stanford. Conover attempted only one pass in that game as BYU dominated the game on the ground.
Conover committed to Arizona State just days after entering the transfer portal.
6. Campbell Barrington
Offensive lineman Campbell Barrington announced he would enter the transfer portal. Barrington has been at depth on BYU’s offense for the past two seasons. In 2021, Barrington replaced Harris LaChance on the starting lineup when LaChance was injured.
That season, Barrington was listed as a co-starter in right tackle alongside Kingsley Suamataia. Suamataia eventually won the starting job and played the lion’s share of the replays.
Barrington moved to Baylor.
7. Terence Fall
Wide receiver Terrence Fall entered the transfer portal after three seasons in the program. Fall, a native of France, only played 28 snaps in his career. Fall has received offers from NAU and Northern Colorado (where Ed Lamb is now the head coach) since entering the portal. Fall transferred to NAU.
8. Talin Togiai – OL
Talin Togiai, a Class of 2022 signee who only spent one year in the program, is an offensive lineman from Rigby, Idaho. He signed with BYU over offers from Nebraska and Utah.
9. Nathaniel Gillis – DB
Nathaniel Gillis, another 2022 signee, came to BYU as a potential development defender. Gillis opted for a transfer after failing to see the field this season.
10. Clark Barrington-OL
Perhaps the most surprising player to enter the transfer portal was Clark Barrington, a three-year starter for BYU on the offensive line who started 40 games. It was assumed Barrington would test NFL waters after this season, instead he will move to another program. Barrington followed his brother to Waco to play for Jeff Grimes and Eric Mateos.
11.Korbyn Green – DB
Like Nathaniel Gillis, Korbyn Green was a viable defenseman who signed with the Class of 2022. Green this morning announced his plans to enter the transfer portal after seeing limited playing time this season.
12. Gabe Jeudy-Lally – DB
Cornerback Gabe Jeudy-Lally entered the transfer portal. Jeudy-Lally only spent a year at BYU after moving from Vanderbilt.
13. Isaiah Perez – DL
On Monday, BYU freshman defensive lineman Isaiah Perez announced his plans to enter the NCAA transfer portal. Perez, the nephew of former BYU players Ryan and Eddie Keele, only spent a year with BYU and recorded no playing time.
1. Aidan Robbins – RB
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BYU secured their first major transfer of the recruiting cycle when Aidan Robbins signed to the Cougars. Robbins, who ran for 1,000 yards last season, is making the move from UNLV to BYU. After entering the transfer portal, Robbins attended BYU and UCLA before joining BYU and running backs coach Harvey Unga.
As of this writing, Robbins is considered a four-star recruit by 247 Sports and tied for the top-rated transfer on the transfer portal.
2. Will Ferrin-K
BYU added a specialist through the transfer portal. Kicker Will Ferrin is moving from Boise State to BYU.
3. Kedon Slovis – QB
Arguably the most important addition to BYU’s 2023 roster was Pitt’s transfer Kedon Slovis. Slovis was one of many quarterbacks BYU contacted on the transfer portal and made his way to Provo in December for an official visit. After BYU quarterback Jaren Hall was drafted for the NFL draft, Slovis made his move to Provo official. Slovis was also rumored to be looking at UCLA and Oregon State before committing to BYU.
4. Isaiah Bagnah – Edge
BYU signed the transfer of Isaiah Bagnah to Boise State on the day of the signing. Bagnah, an edge/outside linebacker with two seasons left, received offers from NAU, Jacksonville State, Montana, Eastern Washington, Hawaii and BYU after entering the transfer portal. Bagnah played four seasons at Boise State and appeared in 20 games before entering the transfer portal. Bagnah totaled six sacks in 2021, which was the second highest on his team. Scott Mattlock led Boise State with seven in sacks this season.
5. Ian Fitzgerald – Offensive tackle
Ian Fitzgerald, an offensive tackle, committed to the Cougars because of competing bids from Boise State, Memphis, Tulane, Utah State and Coastal Carolina, as well as a variety of other Group-of-Five programs. Fitzgerald, who has just one year left of eligibility, committed shortly after an official visit. Ian spent five years at Missouri State from 2018 to 2022, including a redshirt season and a free year of eligibility in 2020. Fitzgerald was a multi-season starter for Missouri State in right tackles. According to the Missouri state website, Fitzgerlad “started all 12 games in proper tackles  …Allowed just one sack of pass protection all season…Average 95% task grade from coaching staff, including 87% effort grade.
6. Jackson Cravens – defensive line
Jackson Cravens, a defensive tackle with one year left, returns to Provo. Cravens prepared at Timpview High School, where he signed in the 2018 recruiting class at the University of Utah. After a season with the Utes, Cravens moved to Boise to join the Broncos, where he played three seasons.
During his career, Cravens has amassed 75 total tackles, including 7 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks. He also played over 900 snaps during his college career. According to Pro Football Focus, Cravens has had the best year of his career. His 72.2 season grade in 2022 is a career high and would have ranked second among centerbacks at BYU last season.
7. Wyatt Dawe – Line of Defence
SUU line of defense transfer Wyatt Dawe committed to BYU as a PWO.
8. Weylin Lapuaho – Offensive line
After starting every game for Utah State as a true freshman, Weylin Lapuaho moved to BYU. Lapuaho adds needed depth to the inside offensive line.
9. Paul Maile – Offensive line
On Tuesday, BYU added another veteran offensive lineman for their first season in the Big 12. The Cougars signed Utah transfer Paul Maile for his final season of eligibility. Maile comes to BYU after playing over 1,000 snaps for the Utes and starting the last two years at the center. Overall, he appeared in 29 games over the course of his Utah career.
10. Nuuletau Sellesin – defensive line
Weber State Transfer Nuuletau Sellesin is PWO for BYU.
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