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Transfer Tracker: Big Kat Follows The Gus Bus

Mark Pszonak contributed to this report.

The transfer portal never stops, here are some thoughts on Markaviest "Big Kat" Bryant's commitment to UCF.

Bryant at Auburn
Bryant at Auburn (Todd Van Emst/Auburn athletics)

Recruiting: Bryant took January official visits to Auburn, Georgia and LSU before committing to the Tigers. His last visit was to Auburn, which helped them beat out LSU at the end.

With the Tigers: Bryant totaled 56 tackles, 11.5 tackles for a loss, 10 sacks, two interceptions and two forced fumbles in 49 career games at Auburn.

Farrell’s Take: Big Kat has a lot of talent but hasn't quite reached his pinnacle yet and UCF could be a good place for him to do it as an edge rusher. He's very quick off the snap when attacking the passer and has an excellent shoulder dip and with his length he can be disruptive in passing lanes. He should be an immediate starter for Gus Malzahn at UCF and an instant difference maker.

Impact Rating: 8.3 out of 10


The Transfer Portal continues to change the way college football programs recruit and mange their rosters so we here at 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.