Transfer Tracker: Nebraska WR Darien Chase enters 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
Chase's recruitment came down to Nebraska, Utah and Boise State and Scott Frost's ties to the Northwest from his days at Oregon combined with an official visit to Lincoln helped the Huskers land his commitment during Chase's senior season.
Chase came into Lincoln looking for a chance to see the field early and while he saw time in four games, he caught just one pass for 13 years in 52 total snaps, according to Pro Football Focus. Chase drew positive reviews for his work in practice, but announced his plans to enter the portal last week, citing a desire to be closer to his family in Washington.
POTENTIAL LANDING SPOTS
Could Chase be the next Nebraska player to land at Oregon State? It wouldn't be out of the question, especially since it appears he's looking to get close to home. The Broncos and Utes, once finalists, could also be very realistic options.
“Chase was a talented athlete coming out of high school who could play many positions. That will help him at his next home, but his best fit is as a receiver. He has plenty of eligibility left and being back close to home will help. He’s a hustler and hard worker, always has been, so he could impact someplace early at the Power Five level.” -- National Recruiting Director Mike Farrell
Impact Rating: 5.2 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.