Arkansas redshirt freshman Blayne Toll enters the NCAA transfer portal
After struggling to find his role in his only season in Fayetteville, redshirt freshman Blayne Toll has made the decision to enter the NCAA transfer portal.
Toll signed with the Razorbacks out of Hazen, Ark., and was rated as the state’s No. 3 overall prospect in the 2020 recruiting cycle. He signed with Arkansas over Auburn and Tennessee.
News of Toll’s decision to enter the portal was first reported by Earl Gill of Arkansas Elite 100.
The Arkansas native played both tight end and on the defensive line during his time in Fayetteville and registered just one tackle after making one appearance for the Razorbacks in his debut season.
“He never practiced at tight end, but Blayne Toll moved to tight end on paper,” Pittman said of the freshman during training camp leading up to the 2020 season. “We never had him practice there or anything before we started practicing. Not practicing, but walking through and all this. We moved him back to defensive end. We thought that he could help us over there after being able to watch him run a little bit and seeing what his size was. We thought he might rush the passer over there a little bit for us; so, we moved him back over to where we originally recruited him at.”
As always, it must be noted that players are allowed to enter the transfer portal only to return to their original school. This move is simply the first step toward transferring out of a program.