Another DB for Texas A&M football is reportedly headed to the portal

A transfer pickup from last offseason for Texas A&M football now looks as though he will be a one-year rental for the Aggies.

Nov 4, 2023; Oxford, Mississippi, USA; Mississippi Rebels wide receiver Tre Harris (9) catches the
Nov 4, 2023; Oxford, Mississippi, USA; Mississippi Rebels wide receiver Tre Harris (9) catches the / Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

Sam McCall reportedly bound for transfer portal; second DB for Texas A&M football this week to announce intention to transfer

Yet another Texas A&M football player is announcing his intention to transfer more than a month away from the April window opening. According to Matt Zenitz of 247Sports, cornerback Sam McCall, who transferred to College Station from Florida State last year, will enter the portal when it opens this April.

This makes not only two players from Texas A&M football who have announced their intentions to transfer within the same week, but two defensive backs specifically. Jacoby Mathews, a safety, announced last week that he would enter the portal once it opened as well.

Unlike Mathews, McCall's path to the field was rather murky. He saw some time this past year as a backup option when injury struck Harmon and Chappell, and what Aggie fans saw wasn't exactly elite-level play. The games he was forced into duty were the ones in which the Aggie pass defense was at its most maddening.

Despite his prototypical frame, McCall was unable to capitalize in the opportunities he did have while in College Station. His length and speed are a big part of why he was rated so highly out of high school, and why he was so intriguing as a portal prospect for these Aggies.

Is this also part of the culture change that's taking effect in Aggieland? Maybe. Maybe it's just writing on the wall for playing time. If McCall struggled to get on the field with last year's DB room, then it's going to be a lot rougher for this year.

In any case, good luck to Sam. Wherever he lands will be his third school in three years, and though the transfer portal only seems to have begun to truly rev up, there haven't been a lot of stories so far of guys with that level of movement who end up making a big impact.