Arizona football transfers list: Portal departures for Wildcats with Jedd Fisch out

Jan 25, 2024, 9:08 AM | Updated: Jan 28, 2024, 10:28 am

Ephesians Prysock, Arizona football transfer...

Running back Dillon Johnson #7 of the Washington Huskies rushes the football ahead of linebacker Jacob Manu #5 and cornerback Ephesians Prysock #7 of the Arizona Wildcats during the first half of the NCAAF game at Arizona Stadium on September 30, 2023 in Tucson, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The transfer portal is closed, but not for programs that have staff turnover at head coach. As such, the Arizona Wildcats could be attempting to keep their players from leaving via the portal with Jedd Fisch’s departure to Washington and replacement Brent Brennan’s move from San Jose State now official.

Fisch told Arizona Sports’ Burns & Gambo at the beginning of January that he expected 17 of 22 starters to return, and many in the two-deep rotation were expected back as well.

That included Football Writers Association of America Offensive Freshman of the Year and quarterback Noah Fifita, as well as sophomore receiver Tetairoa McMillan.

But defensive coordinator Johnny Nansen leaving to take a co-DC job with the Texas Longhorns and then Fisch’s departure — and his recruitment of the remaining staff to join him with the Huskies — changes things in Tucson.

Here’s a running tally of Arizona players in the transfer portal that Brennan must either recruit or replace:

Arizona Wildcats in the transfer portal after Jedd Fisch’s departure

RB Jonah Coleman — 871 rushing yards, five touchdowns (Washington)

CB Ephesians Prysock — 64 tackles, seven passes defensed, one interception (Washington)

CB Tacario Davis — 25 tackles, 15 passes defensed, one interception

DL Isaiah Ward — 30 tackles, four sacks, two forced fumbles

DL Tiaoalii Savea — 22 tackles, 1.5 sacks (Texas)

DL Russell Davis — 17 tackles, 3.5 sacks

LB Anthony Ward — one tackle, two punt returns for 25 yards, one touchdown

CB Jordan Shaw — transferred to Arizona from Indiana in December (Washington)

QB Demond Williams Jr. — a four-star recruit in the 2024 class (Washington)

WR Audric Harris — a three-star recruit in the 2024 class

RB Adam Mohammed — a three-star recruit in the 2024 class (Washington)

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