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Texas A&M Offensive Lineman, Chase Bisontis, Explores Transfer Opportunities

Texas A&M offensive lineman Chase Bisontis has officially entered the transfer portal, announcing his decision on Wednesday afternoon. Standing at 6’6″ and weighing 315 pounds, Bisontis will have three years of eligibility remaining. He started all 12 games for the Aggies this year and earned the title of Freshman All-American.

The NCAA Transfer Portal, which encompasses all NCAA sports at the Division I, II, and III levels, is a private database containing the names of student-athletes looking to transfer. This portal is not accessible to the general public. The process of entering the portal is conducted through a school’s compliance office. Once a player expresses their intention to transfer in writing, the office enters the player’s name into the database, and the transfer process begins. The compliance office has 48 hours to comply with the player’s request, and the request cannot be refused.

Upon appearing on the portal, other schools are allowed to contact the player. It is important to note that players can retract their decision to transfer at any point and withdraw from the portal. However, once a player has entered the portal, the current scholarship they hold no longer has to be honored. Essentially, if a player enters the portal but decides to stay at their current school, that institution is no longer obligated to provide them with a scholarship.

The database is structured like a traditional database and can be sorted based on a variety of criteria, including the sport and the player’s name. Each player’s individual entry contains basic details such as contact information, scholarship status, and whether the player is transferring as a graduate student. Furthermore, players have the option to request a “do not contact” tag be placed on their report, indicating that they do not wish to be contacted by other schools unless they initiate communication.

Overall, the transfer portal provides student-athletes with the opportunity to explore new collegiate opportunities while giving them the freedom to make informed decisions about their future in athletics. Bisontis’ entrance into the transfer portal opens up new possibilities for his future in collegiate football, and it will be interesting to see where his talents take him in the seasons to come.

Taylor Mitchell

Taylor Mitchell grew up with a deep love for sports, inspired by her family's tradition of watching games together. Hailing from a small town, Taylor's journey into sports journalism began with local high school games and community events.
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