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Transfer Tracker: Texas A&M TE Glenn Beal enters the portal

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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.

Next up in the tracker: Rutgers defensive back Tim Barrow.


CLASS OF 2020 RANKINGS: Rivals250 | Position | Team | State

CLASS OF 2021 RANKINGS: Rivals250 | Position | Team | State


TRANSFER RANKINGS: Quarterback | Running back | Tight End | Wide Receiver


Beal had a pretty notable recruitment, at one time being a target of both Alabama and LSU before his decision came down to Tennessee at Texas A&M on Signing Day 2018. He ended up picking the Aggies in a move that surprised some at the time.


After seeing spot time as a freshman in 2018 and logging 55 total snaps, Beal worked his way into the rotation in 2019. He finished the year with five catches for 21 yards while playing 144 total snaps. But Beal wasn't happy with his role and entered the portal briefly in December, only to return to school again. He entered the portal again this week, likely for good, in search of a new home. He will have two years of eligibility remaining at his next school.


It wouldn't be surprising to see Beal return to his home state of Louisiana, but he also needs to find the right fit. More of a blocking tight end, his best home would likely be in a run heavy offense.


"Beal was a big tight end coming out of high school who was a good blocker and had adequate ability to get open and make himself a target for his quarterback. Athletically he is lacking a bit and he’s probably a Group of Five guy at best. ." -- National Recruiting Director Mike Farrell

Impact Rating: 3.7 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.