Transfers have become a way of life in the SEC.
Last year Alabama had Jacob Coker, a Florida State transfer, and Richard Mullaney, from Oregon State, play key roles in their national championship run. Jake Ganus was Georgia’s team MVP last year, after he transferred from UAB.
Athlon Sports has put out its list of top 100 transfer players who could make a similar impact this season. And once again, the list is littered with SEC players, including three in the top 10.
No. 98 QB Ricky Town: Town transferred from Southern Cal to Arkansas, where the former 4-star recruit will be a backup.
No. 89 TE Kalvin Cline: Cline transferred to Texas A&M from Cal.
No. 64 OL Cory Helms: Helms will join Will Muschamp at South Carolina, after last playing at Wake Forest.
No. 58 OL Jake Raulerson: Raulerson transferred to Arkansas via Texas.
No. 57 OL Tyler Catalina: The offensive lineman transferred to Georgia from Rhode Island.
No 52 CB Jamel Dean: Dean was a cornerback at Ohio State before transferring to Auburn.
No. 51 CB Marshall Taylor: Like Dean, Taylor will transfer to Auburn. Taylor previously played at Miami of Ohio.
No. 49 LB Courtney Love: Kentucky added two transfer linebackers, with Love coming over from Nebraska.
No. 48 LB De’Niro Laster: Laster is the other linebacker transfer Kentucky added. He last played for Minnesota.
No. 44 WR Chris Black: Black will be transferring between SEC schools, as the graduate transfer goes from Alabama to Missouri.
No. 29 OL Darius James: Another lineman from Texas joins the conference, with James playing at Auburn.
No. 23 LB Rommel Mageo: Mageo joins Ole Miss and the SEC after previously playing for Oregon State.
No. 21 CB Priest Willis: Willis comes to A&M after playing at UCLA, who the Aggies open up the 2016 season against.
No. 18 WR Gehrig Dieter: Dieter joins the Crimson Tide after leading Bowling Green in receptions in 2015.
No. 16 LB T.J. Neal: Neal is another Big Ten linebacker who joined the SEC, as he went from Illinois to Auburn.
No. 15 RB Alex Ross: Ross is one of two Oklahoma running backs to transfer to the SEC, with Ross playing at Missouri
No. 8 QB Luke Del Rio: Florida helped sure up its quarterback position when Del Rio transferred from Oregon State.
No. 7 RB Keith Ford: Ford left to Oklahoma to play for Texas A&M
No. 3 QB Trevor Knight: Knight was the highest rated SEC transfer, and he’ll join former Oklahoma teammate Keith Ford at A&M.