Texas A&M football transfer portal departures: Where are they now?

With the spring portal window nearly over, we're taking a look at those who have already departed Texas A&M football and seeing how they've ended up.
Oregon wide receiver Evan Stewart attempts to avoid defensive back Solomon Davis during practice
Oregon wide receiver Evan Stewart attempts to avoid defensive back Solomon Davis during practice / Ben Lonergan/The Register-Guard / USA
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Tracking Texas A&M football portal departures: Short-Timers

In this section, I'll go over those who stayed with the Aggies for a very short amount of time. This will include freshmen who left after a year and those who transferred in only to re-enter the portal.

. Jurriente Davis. JDDAVIS. LB. player. 438. Jurriente Davis. Louisville Cardinals. .

Davis came to Texas A&M football from Jackson State. There was some thought that he would be a contributor in the middle of the Aggies' defense, but an injury early on combined with the emergence of Cooper and York made that so it did not end up manifesting. Davis entered the portal on January 2 and ended up becoming a part of the large Louisville portal class.

CB. 2284. . . Tony Grimes. Tony Grimes. UNLV Rebels. player. TONYGRIMES.

There was a lot of hope for Tony Grimes when he transferred in, but similarly to Davis, he was derailed by an early injury. He was never quite able to get back up to game speed, apparently, as he never ended up featuring in game action for the Aggies. The former five-star is now in Las Vegas as a member of the UNLV Rebels.

. player. JORDANANTHONY. . Jordan Anthony. WR. 524. Jordan Anthony. . Arkansas Razorbacks

The speedster WR came to A&M from Kentucky. Anthony saw a couple of touches in relief appearances, but never broke into the rotation. As a combination football and track guy, it makes sense both that he initially targeted A&M as a destination and that he is now headed to Arkansas. The Aggies will face him this year, provided he ends up as a contributor for the Hogs.

Kentucky Wildcats. . . . RAYMONDCOTTRELL. Raymond Cottrell. Raymond Cottrell. WR. player. 528

Cottrell, a signing-day flip from UGA, recorded one catch all season: a 13-yard touchdown against ULM. He was also the first Aggie to enter his name in the portal after Jimbo was fired, doing so pretty much the day that Fisher was dismissed. After initially choosing Kentucky, he recently entered his name in the portal for a second time this cycle.

. . player. 523. . Naquil Betrand. OT. Naquil Betrand. NAQUILBETRAND. Alabama Crimson Tide

Betrand was a very low-rated OT out of Philadelphia that the Aggies took in the 2023 class. I recall many A&M fans being puzzled that the staff accepted his commitment, but apparently these coaches see something we don't, as he has now ended up at Alabama. He has amazing size for a tackle, but slow feet and technique. Maybe the Tide can mold him into an excellent player, but his time in College Station was short.