[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This list is frankly quite boring, especially compared to the QB transfers. Unlike the QB list, these running backs won’t likely have a big impact in CFF this season. The only transfer RB that provides some legitimate excitement is Tavien Feaster, although he’s not eligible for this list yet since he’s not been announced eligible.[/vc_column_text][info_list font_size_icon=”24″][info_list_item list_title=”#1 JAMES GILBERT”]Incoming 5th year SR, Ball State to Kansas State

2018 STATS: 659 YDs, 7 TDs, 152 Att

Summary: Gilbert is one of the many college football players benefitting from the new 4-game redshirt rule this season. This new rule changed the qualification of a “redshirt season” to any player that has played 4 or less games in a season. Because Gilbert only played 3 games during his junior stint at Ball State, he qualifies to play an additional year, one that he has decided to spend at Kansas State. Gilbert will take over for new Tennessee Titans RB Alex Barnes as the RB1 for the Wildcats. Gilbert will hope to return to the RB he showed during his 1,300 YD SO season in 2016 with his new squad at KState.
 [/info_list_item][info_list_item list_title=”#2 TY’SON WILLIAMS”]Graduate transfer, South Carolina to Brigham Young

2018 STATS: 328 YDs, 4 TDs, 70 Att

Summary:As a graduate transfer, Williams is hoping to expand his role as a running back with a new school. As a Gamecock, Williams found himself amongst a group of running backs who were forced to share touches. In fact, no South Carolina back gathered more than 700 YDs from scrimmage in the 2018 season presenting very little interest for college fantasy football owners. Williams’ decision to join the Cougars holds a new opportunity with yards-leader SR Squally Canada graduating and no running back holding down the definite starting position next season. Williams will hope to expand on the end of his college career with a strong showing in Utah.[/info_list_item][info_list_item list_title=”#3 TONEIL CARTER”]Incoming redshirt junior, Texas to Sam Houston State

2018 STATS: 0 YDs, 0 TDs, 0 Att

Summary: Carter was redshirted for a successful Texas team in 2018 and played in no games. With a strong recruitment class and RB core, Carter decided he needed a new home for the 2019 season. Carter will stay in the state and hope to take a chance at a smaller school with Sam Houston State and take over as their primary offensive weapon.[/info_list_item][info_list_item list_title=”#4 KYLE PORTER”]Incoming redshirt junior, Texas to Houston

2018 STATS: 2 YDs, 1 TD, 1 Att

Summary: Despite his shocking efficiency in 2018 (kind of), Porter was redshirted after playing in only 2 games of his junior season. Porter had never seen high levels of success at Texas anyways, never recording more than 250 YDs in a season with the Longhorns. Because of this, Porter made the decision to transfer to University of Houston for the 2019 season. Porter will fit in as a strong backup running back in a semi-crowded Houston system who hasn’t been able to find a superstar.[/info_list_item][info_list_item list_title=”#5 GREG BELL”]Incoming Junior, Nebraska to San Diego State

2018 STATS: 173 YDs, 0 TDs, 35 Att

Summary: Bell offered little assistance to a 4-8 Nebraska squad in 2018, but he hopes that his talents will be better utilized with his new SDSU team in 2019. With Adrian Martinez expected to take over RB1 duties at Nebraska next season, pushing Bell back to 3rd in line for touches, it makes sense that Bell would transfer to SDSU. Although Bell will still mostly take a backseat to standout Juwan Washington, his touches and his team’s reliance on his abilities will hopefully increase for an aspiring Aztecs roster.[/info_list_item][info_list_item list_title=”#6 ERIC SWINNEY”]Incoming 5th year SR, Ole Miss to Undecided

2018 STATS: 45 YDs, 0 TDs, 14 Att

Summary: Swinney was a 4-star recruit out of high school whose college career has not panned out in his favor. Every year, a new face has come around to take charge of the Rebels offense. This past season, that title belonged to JR Scottie Phillips, who ran for almost a thousand yards in his first year running for Ole Miss. Swinney’s transfer will be good for him regardless of where he ends up, and schools will be lucky to take a chance on a former high-level recruit. [/info_list_item][info_list_item list_title=”#7 TREY SMITH”]Incoming 5th year senior, Louisville to Wyoming

2018 STATS: 263 YDs, 4 TDs, 50 Att

Summary: Smith was a 3rd RB option for a struggling Louisville team in 2018. With both RB2 and RB1 Hassan Hall and Malik Cunningham both returning for their sophomore seasons, Smith will hope to spend his last year of college football producing at a higher level. Smith will take a chance at Wyoming, mostly because of Wyoming’s YDs leader Nico Evans’ departure for the NFL opens up the RB1 spot for the Cowboys. Smith will have to battle for high levels of touches, but if he can prove he is worth the time, he could close out his college career with a successful season.[/info_list_item][/info_list][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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