Transfers are a part of college football. Players have a variety of reasons, from a coach leaving to homesickness, for seeking a fresh start. There are also, of course, transfers for disciplinary reasons.

In many cases though, a player may transfer in hopes of seeking more playing time. The transfers listed below were either four-star recruits, or listed among the top prospects at their positions or from their home states. Despite standing out in high school and earning SEC offers, they’re finishing their college careers elsewhere.



RB Adam Lane (Eastern Kentucky): The former Birmingham Bowl MVP and three-star running back wasn’t officially booted for disciplinary reasons, but he seemed to be in coach Jim McElwain’s dog house during the 2015 offseason, and skipping out on the tab at a bowling alley didn’t help his cause.

Apr 11, 2015; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators running back Adam Lane (22) looks on from the bench during the first half at the Orange and Blue Debut at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports



S Tramel Terry (Jacksonville State): As a four-star safety, Terry was ranked No. 1 recruit out of South Carolina in 2013. He did not see the field at UGA, however, and is now at FCS Jacksonville State.


QB Jacob Park (Iowa State): One of the top pro-style quarterbacks of his class, Park left the program in 2015 unwilling to play for offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. After a fall away from the gridiron, Park will be a member of the Cyclones in 2016.



DT Thomas Chapman (Murray State): The former No. 4 recruit from Kentucky transferred to Murray State after redshirting in 2012 with the Wildcats.

DE Langston Newton (Purdue): The No. 6 prospect from Indiana returned to his home state in 2014, but has rarely seen the field with the Boilermakers.



QB Trent Hosick (Youngstown State): Once upon a time, Hosick was the No. 4 dual-threat quarterback of the 2013 class and a Missouri pledge. After feeling out of place without quarterbacks coach David Yost, his primary recruiter, Hosick joined Arizona Wester Community College. He’ll be a redshirt junior at Youngstown State in 2016.

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QB Brendan Nosovitch (Boston College): The former No. 11 dual-threat quarterback and No. 15 prospect from Pennsylvania is now a tight end at BC.

FB Gerald Turner (Charleston Southern): The No. 9 prospect from the Palmetto State left the Gamecocks for Charleston Southern in an attempt to get more playing time.


CB Wesley Green (Indiana): The former four-star cornerback from Georgia is now on the Hoosiers’ active roster.



QB Nathan Peterman (Pittsburgh): With Josh Dobbs locking up the UT quarterback job, the former top-20 pro-style quarterback opted to transfer and join the Panthers in 2015 as a graduate transfer. He will be a redshirt senior in 2016.

Nov 27, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers quarterback Nathan Peterman (4) warms-up before playing the Miami Hurricanes at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports


QB Riley Ferguson (Memphis): Rated as one of the top-15 prospects from North Carolina, Ferguson was the No. 23 pro-style quarterback of 2013 class. He went the junior college route after leaving Tennessee, and is now with Memphis.


DE Dewayne Hendrix (Pittsburgh): Hendrix was ranked the No. 7 strong-side defensive end and No. 4 prospect from Illinois in the 2014 class. At the end of his first season, coach Butch Jones made a vague announcement saying he would be transferring along with two other freshmen (Derrell Scott and Daniel Helm).

RB Derrell Scott (ECU): A four-star signee, Scott was the No. 3 all-purpose back of the class and the No. 6 North Carolina prospect.

TE Daniel Helm (Duke): The No. 5 tight end of the class was a four-star signee.

CB D’Andre Payne (Iowa State): Despite playing as a freshman with the Volunteers, Payne, a former four-star signee, has since bounced around from Maryland to Arizona Western Community College to Iowa State, his current school.

WR Vic Wharton (Cal): The Nashville native was ranked the No. 10 prospect from Tennessee in the 2014 class, but left for the west coast after playing in only four games for the Volunteers in 2014.

Jan 2, 2015; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Tennessee Volunteers wide receiver Vic Wharton (4) runs for a 49-yard touchdown after catching a pass in the first quarter of their 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports



WR Jordan Cunningham (UNC): The former four-star signee was a big get for the Commodores in 2013. Considering his move to another Power 5, this one might not fit the profile of seeking more playing time.

TE Mitch Parsons (CSU): The No. 2 prospect out of Colorado in 2013 went back to his home state for the 2015 season.