Ole Miss RB Quinshon Judkins Reportedly Plans To Enter the Transfer Portal

    Ole Miss RB Quinshon Judkins is entering the transfer portal after two first-team All-SEC campaigns with the Ole Miss Rebels. Why is Judkins leaving Oxford?

    In a surprise development, Ole Miss Rebels star RB Quinshon Judkins has announced his intentions to enter the transfer portal. What could have led to this decision, and what does it mean for both Judkins and the Rebels?

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    Ole Miss RB Quinshon Judkins To Enter Transfer Portal

    In perhaps the most surprising development of the entire transfer portal cycle, it was reported Thursday morning that Quinshon Judkins had informed Ole Miss’ staff of his intent to enter the transfer portal, per 247 Sports college football reporter Matt Zenitz.

    Judkins announced the news later on X, expressing that the decision was not made lightly.

    “I believe it is the best decision for my personal and athletic growth,” Judkins said about entering the portal.

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    Over the past two seasons for Lane Kiffin’s Ole Miss Rebels, Judkins amassed 2,725 yards and 31 touchdowns on 545 carries, averaging five yards per attempt. He also caught 37 passes for 281 yards and three scores.

    Judkins was SEC Freshman of the Year in 2022 after rushing for 1,567 yards and 16 scores, and in both of his first two collegiate seasons, he was a first-team All-SEC selection.

    Judkins’ intent to enter the transfer portal is not only surprising because of his established presence as an impact starter on Ole Miss’ offense, but also because of the moves the Rebels have made to strive toward contention in 2024.

    The Rebels secured the commitment of key returners like QB Jaxson Dart and WR Tre Harris for the 2024 campaign while also adding 11 players through the transfer portal as of January 4.

    Through the portal, Kiffin’s staff added cornerbacks Decamerion Richardson and Tahveon Nicholson, defensive backs Tamarion McDonald and Christopher Paul Jr., safety Key Lawrence, and wide receiver Antwane “Juice” Wells. All of those players could be considered potential starters and impact players for 2024.

    Beyond those additions, the Rebels also completely reworked their defensive line, adding former five-star recruit, potential first-round talent Walter Nolen, and standout SEC edge rushers like Princely Umanmielen and Tyler Baron.

    All indications point to Ole Miss as a potential championship contender in 2024, with the money to spend for top contributors. Thus, on the surface, it’s unclear why Judkins would choose to transfer.

    Perhaps Judkins aims to cash in on his production elsewhere after becoming the first SEC runner since Herschel Walker to rush for 15-plus touchdowns in each of his first two seasons. Whatever the case, Judkins’ next move will be of great interest.

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