Transfer Tracker: Villanova OL Paul Grattan to UCLA
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
An unranked recruit, Grattan had several FCS offers and ended up landing at Villanova.
Grattan was a three-year starter at Villanova and was viewed by many in the know as one of the best returning offensive linemen in the Football Subdivision (FCS). Grattan was entering the year as a preseason All-American, but after the WIldcats season was pushed to the spring, he entered the portal as a grad transfer. It didn't take him long to land at UCLA for his final year of eligibility, where he will likely step into the starting lineup.
"“Grattan wasn’t on the radar at the FBS level for Many schools at all but he has flourished at Villanova. He’s versatile and experienced and a huge get for UCLA with their needs. This is an example of an FCS kid who will be an immediate impact player at the lower Power Five level due to lack of depth.” -- National Recruiting Director Mike Farrell
Impact Rating: 7.4 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.