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Transfer Tracker: Top available WRs in the portal

The Early Signing Period has come and gone, with some schools pretty much signing their entire 2021 class. But with the transfer portal becoming a bigger part of the college football landscape every year, several coaches talked about saving spots for incoming transfers.

So who is still available? We take a look at the top uncommitted wide receivers currently in the transfer portal.

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As a recruit: Rambo committed to Oklahoma over Florida and several others.

Stats: Rambo has been a part of the Sooners wide receiver rotation each of the last three seasons, catching 76 passes for 1,180 yards and nine touchdowns.

Eligibility remaining: Two seasons

Farrell's Take: Rambo is a former four-star and a guy who will be heavily pursued out of the portal. He’s perfect in a wide open offense and has a chance to be a star at another Power Five.

As a recruit: Walker committed to San Jose State over Boise State.

Stats: Walker had a very productive career at San Jose State, recording 2,790 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns over four seasons.

Eligibility remaining: One season

Farrell's Take: Walker is very productive and is ready to take a big step up and I think a middle tier Power Five program will make him a star and possible No. 1 target.

As a recruit: Williams committed to Indiana over Purdue.

Stats: Williams struggled with injuries and didn't make an impact with Indiana as a true freshman.

Eligibility remaining: Four seasons

Farrell's Take: This kid can ball and has very good speed and ball skills and is a good route runner. I felt he was a great fit for Indiana, so this is puzzling and injuries have hurt him. But he’s a Power Five kid for sure.

As a recruit: Holloman's recruitment took many twists and turns but he chose the Bulldogs over Miami, Auburn, Nebraska and others.

Stats: Holloman's best season came at Georgia in 2018, when he caught 24 passes for 418 yards and five touchdowns. He was dismissed from the team before the 2019 seasons and transferred to FIU, where he caught eight passes for 108 yards and a touchdown.

Eligibility remaining: Two seasons

Farrell's Take: He’s a big, physical kid and a nice target but off field stuff could be an issue. Will a Power Five team take a chance again? Probably not and he could drop down to the FCS level.

As a recruit: Smalling committed to Illinois over Purdue, Wisconsin and several others.

Stats: Over three seasons, Smalling had 88 catches for 1,141 yards and eight touchdowns. He opted out and didn't play in 2020 before entering the portal.

Eligibility remaining: One season

Farrell's Take: The Big Ten should jump on this kid as he was productive in his time at Illinois.

As a recruit: Wolf was unranked and walked on at Oklahoma State.

Stats: After redshirting his first year on campus, Wolf worked his way onto the field, both at special teams and on offense. Over four seasons, Wolf had 82 receptions for 780 yards and three touchdowns. He also had 14 total tackles on special teams.

Eligibility remaining: One season

Farrell's Take: Wolf is solid but won’t wow you in any one area and he’ll probably drop down to Group of Five to make his final impact. He’s a steady target.

As a recruit: Grimes committed to USC over Nebraska.

Stats: Grimes started at USC but transferred to UNLV after one season. Over two years of on-field action, Grimes has 46 catches for 713 yards and seven touchdowns. He didn't play in 2020.

Eligibility remaining: Two seasons

Farrell's Take: This kid is a huge wide receiver who could also play flex tight end in some offenses. He dropped down to Group of Five already and I can see him staying there and making a nice impact for someone.

As a recruit: Thompson initially committed to Oregon, but when Willie Taggart left the Ducks for Tallahassee, Thompson followed him.

Stats: Over three seasons, Thompson caught 11 passes for 195 yards and a touchdown.

Eligibility remaining: Two seasons

Farrell's Take: “Thompson was a huge target coming out of high school and a huge part of Willie Taggart’s vision at FSU. But he never panned out and had some issues with coaches so he’s a wildcard. Talent-wise he’s a Power Five kid but he might end up at USF or someplace smaller because of off field questions.

As a recruit: Armstrong committed to Notre Dame over Minnesota and Missouri.

Stats: Armstrong bounced between wide receiver and running back during his time with the Irish, catching 30 passes for 294 yards and rushing 135 times for 513 yards and nine touchdowns.

Eligibility remaining: Two seasons

Farrell's Take: Armstrong is intriguing because of that versatility and he could be a Swiss Army knife for someone in a creative offense. He has clear Power Five skills to me and always has.

As a recruit: Johnson committed to Tennessee over a long list of offers.

Stats: Johnson played for the Vols over five different seasons, catching 79 passes for 969 yards and one touchdown.

Eligibility remaining: One season

Farrell's Take: Wow, a 2016 prospect is still around. That’s amazing. He can play at a smaller level at this stage, perhaps back in Florida.

As a recruit: Polk committed to Cal over Arizona.

Stats: Polk has been a fixture in the Cal lineup over the past two seasons, catching 36 passes for 478 yards and a three touchdowns.

Eligibility remaining: Three seasons.

Farrell's Take: Polk has been a reliable target for Cal and his sure hands will be welcome at another Power Five program most likely. We had him as a big athlete out of high school so he can do different things.