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SEC Week: Five impact newcomers from the transfer portal

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It’s SEC preview week and here are the top five newcomers coming into the conference from the transfer portal.


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1. LB Henry To’o To’o, Alabama

The battle between Alabama and Ohio State was intense for the Vols transfer and he should plug right in and help on the inside in Tuscaloosa.

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2.    LB Mike Jones, LSU

Jones comes from Clemson where he was very effective but didn’t get the opportunities he will get in Baton Rouge.

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3. WR Arik Gilbert, Georgia

Gilbert has the body of a tight end but will play wide receiver at Georgia. He showed how impactful he can be at LSU.

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4. DB Tykee Smith, Georgia 

Smith comes in from West Virginia as an elite nickel corner who can also play safety.

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5. DB Derion Kendrick, Georgia

The former five-star and Clemson standout will make an immediate impact for a Georgia secondary that needed corners.