Size, strength, and speed are three things recruiters are almost always sure to check when looking at players. However, every so often there are stand-out athletes who don’t fit the traditional mold of what a college football player is. This week we have seen three dynamic players under six feet tall enter the transfer portal in search of a new home.
Josh Brown, is the tallest of the bunch at 5-11 165 pounds. The 3-star recruit from the class of 2020 played both defense and special teams for the Troy Trojans. Brown has solid quickness for the corner position allowing him to break on the ball to defend the pass and make tackles in the backfield. During the recruiting process, Brown had interest from many Power 5 schools including Florida State and Michigan. Wherever Brown lands he will have an excellent opportunity to make an impact with four years of eligibility remaining.
Jakai Torres, is a 5-10 183-pound running back from California. In high school, Torres was a dual-sport athlete competing in football and track. He produced three 1,000-yard seasons during his career and spent time at running back and split out wide as a receiver. Torres has yet to play a snap in his college career after spending his first season with San Jose as a red-shirt freshman. This versatile athlete should be able to make a big difference in whichever offense he finds himself in over the next four years.
John Wesley Kennedy III, is another 5-10 180-pound running back who finds himself in the portal this week. Unlike the others on this list, Kennedy III has spent significant time playing college football. Over the course of the last four years at Georgia Southern, the 3-star back was named to several All-Sunbelt teams. As a graduate transfer, Kennedy III will bring veteran experience and talent to a team in his final year of eligibility.