Star Heels’ QB staying put; Irish DE entering draft; Tide WR returning in busy day of college moves … It was a busy on the college football waiver wire with a number of moves and/or announcements. Star North Carolina redshirt freshman Drake Maye, who is currently considered to be a potential elite prospect in the 2024 draft, has confirmed that is staying at UNC where he has deep family roots. There had been some speculation that Maye might take the money and as it is believed he had received a number of very lucrative NIL offers to transfer from other programs. Texas-San Antonio QB Frank Harris, maybe the best player in the country no one has heard of, also reportedly received a number of offers to transfer, but announced he’s returning for an almost unprecedented 7th year at UTSA, when the program’s supporters came up with the funds to match the outside offers. As a result, Harris will become a very rare 7th year senior at UTSA next year, which moves to the AAC after posting back-to-back championships in the CUSA. At just 5-11, Harris isn’t necessarily a big-time NFL prospect, but he’s an outstanding college player who threw for almost 3,900 yards and 35 scores last fall while running for another 600 yards.
At the same time a couple of other decent pro prospects will be returning school including Alabama WR Jermaine Burton, who had been considered to be a second-day prospect for the upcoming draft. And in a strange move, which doesn’t seem quite so strange anymore, TE Austin Stogner, who transferred to South Carolina last year, is transferring back to OU.
On the other hand, players with remaining eligibility that announced in one or another recently that they would be entering the upcoming draft including Notre Dame DE Isaiah Foskey, a mid-to-late first round prospect, along with Auburn DE Colby Wooden, Northwestern CB Cam Mitchell and Iowa DE MJ Anderson. All are 4th year juniors.