Jordan Burch named among biggest impact transfer
While recruiting players and being able to develop that talent on your roster in a few years in college football is important, the introduction of the transfer portal over the last half-decade has really changed things. Now, if a team has a certain need to fill the roster or wants to improve in a certain position, they can access the portal and find a ready-made player who can make an instant impact on the team.
The Oregon Ducks have done a great job doing it through the portal, the latest example being former South Carolina rusher Jordan Burch, a former 5-star rookie who drew comparisons to Jadeveon Clowney fresh out of high school.
Offering superlatives to players on the transfer portal this offseason, ESPN named Burch one of the most job-ready guys who can make an instant impact in 2023:
The last time the Ducks brought in a top defenseman with these kinds of physical tools, he was an impact presence. Burch, to be clear, is no Kayvon Thibodeaux, but as a five-star prospect in the 2020 class, he has the ability to make an impact. He’s coming off his most productive season as one of South Carolina’s leading tacklers and most disruptive passers. A defender with good length, power and body control, Burch can help bolster a defense that ranked 115th among 131 FBS teams in sacks. He has yet to fully live up to high expectations, but appears to be headed for Eugene after beginning to realize some of that touted potential and could be an impact addition for Oregon.
Burch isn’t the only transfer that comes to Eugene with the chance to make big numbers in 2023. The Ducks also got top OT Ajani Cornelius from Rhode Island, as well as S Evan Williams (Fresno State), WR Traeshon Holden (Alabama), LB Jestin Jacobs (Iowa) and CB Khyree Jackson (Alabama) as well, among many others.
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