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Transfer Tracker: Wake Forest 4-star WR enters portal

Mark Pszonak contributed to this report.

The transfer portal never stops moving. On Wednesday morning, Wake Forest former four-star wide receiver Nolan Groulx officially made himself available.

Groulx finished the 2020 season with 8 receptions
Groulx finished the 2020 season with 8 receptions (

Recruiting: Groulx initially committed to Wisconsin after his junior season, but after re-opening his process four months later, he committed to Wake Forest during the summer leading up to his senior season.

At Wake Forest: Groulx redshirted during his true freshman season, only playing in the Pinstripe Bowl against Michigan State. In 2020 he played in nine games, including two starts. He totaled eight receptions for 58 yards.

Potential landing spots: While it is very early in his process, interest has already come in from Nebraska, Texas Tech, Coastal Carolina, Western Kentucky, Utah and others.

Farrell’s Take: I liked Groulx a lot out of high school as not only a sharp route runner and a kid with hands but also as a kid with explosion downfield. He ate up some elite defensive backs at camps and I thought he would be a star at Wake. He's a Power Five level kid in my book and more schools should come in with interest. Anyone who needs a powerful slot with elite change of direction skills and the ability to adjust to bad balls should take a look.

Impact Meter: 6.7 out of 10


The Transfer Portal continues to change the way college football programs recruit and manage 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.