Transfer Tracker: Auburn OL Justin Osborne enters the portal
The Transfer Portal has changed the landscape of college football. So at Rivals we bring you the Transfer Tracker, where we analyze players entering the portal and rate them on what kind of impact they could make at their new home.
AS A RECRUIT
Osborne had a unique high school career, starting out in Texas and committing to TCU, then backing off that pledge and headed to IMG Academy in Florida. His time in the Sunshine State didn't last long and he went back to Texas at the start of his senior season. While at IMG, he committed to Auburn and that pledge stuck through Signing Day.
Osborne didn't see the field at all during his freshman season at Auburn and announced plans to enter the transfer portal this week.
POTENTIAL LANDING SPOTS
A big-bodied offensive lineman, Osborne should have plenty of options. If his move from Florida back to Texas in high school is any indication, it wouldn't be surprising to see him head home to the Lone Star State once again. However, there has been some rumblings about him landing at Florida State, which is in need of depth along the offensive line.
"Osborne was a massive tackle who could also project as a guard coming out. He had a high ceiling but never quite reached his potential. That being said you can’t teach size and he has always had good feet so he will likely land in the Power Five. He was a good get from Texas for Auburn and he will be a very solid contributor for someone likely as an interior lineman.”" -- National Recruiting Director Mike Farrell
Impact Rating: 6.2 out of 10
The Transfer Portal continues to change the way college football programs recruit and mange their rosters so we here at Rivals.com continue to evolve our coverage. Each time a player of note enters the portal, we will examine their potential impact on the college football landscape and assign an impact rating, both when they enter the portal and when they choose a destination. The scale is from 1-10 and the description below explains the scoring scale.
1.1-4.0 — Not a big impact expected, likely a non-starter and down the bench depth player.
4.1- 6.0 — A solid impact can be expected in the right scenario and has the potential to battle for a starting job.
6.1-9.0. — A high impact player who won’t change a program but will certainly be a very good contributor and starter.
9.1- 9.9 — A very high impact player who should start the moment he steps on the field and will change the outlook of a program immediately.
10 — A franchise transfer who has a chance to be an All American and one of the elite players in college football.