We can go on and on and on about this young Man and others that have moved on for one reason or another. The reality is that we are not seeing any of these guys transferring out to another power 5 program and balling out. In the years I have followed Tech football, I can only think of two. One was kicked out of school (D Mills ) and the other was injured in a bar fight and transferred to the Gators and started. Things are changing rapidly with the portal and will probably alter the trajectory of some of our future transfers. I certainly could see Chico Bennett having success at Virginia. Maybe Johnson will as well.
I wonder what the other boards are saying about our in coming transfer and their treatment?
Historically, most transfers from any school haven't really had major success. There are glaring exceptions (Russell WIlson, Joe Burrow, Fields, Anthony Allen, etc) but for the most part transfers see little to no success in their new programs. I would attribute this mainly to the fact that only Grad transfers could play right away, and with one year of eligibility you have to adapt to a new system very quickly. That's a hard transition to make. Undergrad transfers had to sit a year (usually) so many more gifted players would wait a year or two for their shot with the current team vs transferring and losing a year regardless of the depth chart. With the new transfer rules in place or coming soon, I think we will see a shakeup of this to some degree. I think you will see a lot more promising undergrads willingly transfer to get themselves into a perceived better playing situation, and as a consequence, I think oyu will see more of them be successful in their new programs.