Top 10 Transfer Portal Departures From the AAC Include Trey Moore and Chandler Rogers

    We break down the top 10 AAC transfer portal departures of this offseason, including Ja'More Maclin, Ayo Adeyi, and Trey Moore. Who else could be leaving?

    The college football transfer portal has already seen over 1,000 players join it looking for a new home. Teams in the AAC are also feeling the effects of losing some of their top players with changes to the conference.

    Let’s take a deeper look at who are the top AAC players that are in the transfer portal.

    Top 10 AAC Transfer Portal Departures in 2023

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    10) Jackson Bratton, LB, UAB

    One of UAB’s leading tacklers, linebacker Jackson Bratton put up impressive numbers for the Blazers in 2023. He finished with 70 tackles, two sacks, and one pass deflection this past season. He was named to the CFN honorable mention list for All-AAC defense.

    9) Ethan Miner, OL, North Texas

    North Texas had one of the best offenses in the AAC and their offensive line was a big reason for that. Center Ethan Miner played a critical role in running the offensive line and was one of the best in the conference.

    8) Chris Brazzell II, WR, Tulane

    Big-play threat and Tulane wide receiver Chris Brazzell II was one of the top targets the conference had to offer. Brazzell finished the season tied for tenth in the AAC in yards per catch with 16.2.

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    He recorded 44 receptions for 711 yards and five touchdowns. Brazzell made third-team All-AAC honors for CFN.

    7) Jaise Oliver, DB, Tulsa

    Tulsa’s shutdown senior defensive back, Jaise Oliver was a playmaker all season long. Oliver is tied for the conference lead in interceptions with four on the year. He added 48 tackles, six pass deflections, and one forced fumble. CFN had Oliver on its second-team All-AAC team as a cornerback.

    6) Ayo Adeyi, RB, North Texas

    Only three players in the AAC ran for over 1,000 yards on the season. One of them was  North Texas running back Ayo Adeyi. During the 2023 season, Adeyi finished third in the conference with 1,017 yards and scored six touchdowns on the ground. It isn’t yet clear where he’ll land, but his new home will be welcoming a legitimate weapon.

    5) Chandler Rogers, QB, North Texas

    When North Texas put Chandler Rogers in as the starting quarterback in week three, their offense changed, becoming more efficient and putting up a lot of points.

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    Rogers was ranked 16th in the country in passing yards, throwing 29 touchdowns to just five interceptions.

    4) Febechi Nwaiwu, OL, North Texas

    A key piece to the North Texas offense — helping Adeyi have a strong season on the ground and protecting Rogers — was offensive guard Febechi Nwaiwu.

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    He started on the interior of the offensive line this season as he helped the Mean Green finish second in the AAC in rushing yards per game with 191.2.

    3) Ja’Mori Maclin, WR, North Texas

    One big reason for Rogers’ success at quarterback for the Mean Green was sophomore wide receiver Ja’Mori Maclin.

    The explosive wide receiver was third in the AAC in receiving yards with 1,004 yards and second in the AAC with 11 touchdowns. Maclin was included in CFN’s first-team All-AAC list at the end of the season.

    2) Davion Carter, OL, Memphis

    Memphis’ offensive line had some giants who performed well throughout the 2023 season. Guard Davion Carter is not only considered the best guard in the conference but also one of the best in the country.

    Carter was a first-team All-AAC selection from CFN.

    1) Trey Moore, EDGE, UTSA

    Trey Moore, one of the country’s top three pass rushers, dominated through his sophomore season with UTSA. Moore recorded 14 sacks on the season, which was third in the NCAA. He also recorded 45 tackles, three pass deflections, one interception, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery.

    He was named our EDGE Defender of the Year.

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