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2024 UCF Transfer Portal Tracker

Follow all the Knights’ latest transfer portal news

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KJ Jefferson
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This is the Black & Gold Banneret UCF Knights Transfer Portal Tracker for the 2024 season.

Players have one free transfer under NCAA rules. So we’re going to track all of the comings and goings from every UCF team below and keep this page updated as the off-season continues.

We will flip over to a new season once the previous season concludes. This includes the profile pages for the incoming players from their old schools’ sites.

Follow all the latest transfer portal moves here:


Football

Incoming Transfers

Player Position Year Years Left Previous School Stats/Notes
Player Position Year Years Left Previous School Stats/Notes
KJ Jefferson QB 5th-Year 1 Arkansas Completed 190/296 passed in '23 for 2,107 yards and 19 TDs. Rushed 161 times for 447 yards and 2 TDs.
Jabari Brooks OL 5th-Year 1 Samford All-SoCon 1st Team in '23. Played C and LG during career
Wes Dorsey OL RS-Senior 1 Western Kentucky Played in 12 games in '23. Played right tackle.
Byron Threats S Senior 1 Cincinnati 57 total tackles, 6 passes defended, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble, and 2 INTs in '23.
Deshawn Pace S 5th-Year 1 Cincinnati Played in 11 games in '23. Totaled 80 tackles, 5 passes defended, 1.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble, and 1 INT.
Ladarius Tennison S 5th-Year 1 Ole Miss Played in 13 games in '23. Totaled 40 tackles (26 solo), 3.5 TFLs and 1.5 sacks.
Reece Adkins TE Senior 2 Eastern Kentucky Played in 3 games in '23. 3 receptions for 16 yards.
Evan Morris TE 5th-Year 1 Michigan State Played in 12 games in '23. 4 receptions for 8 yards.
Myles Montgomery RB RS-Junior 2 Cincinnati Rushed 66 times for 428 yards and 3 TDs in '23.
Daylan Dotson DE Senior 1 UT-Martin Played in 11 games in '23. Named Phil Steele FCS All-American 1st Team. Recorded 51 total tackles (24 solo), 19.5 TFLs, 7 sacks and 7 passes defended.
Jesiah Pierre LB 5th-Year 1 Texas Tech Played in 11 games and selected as All-Big 12 Honorable Mention in '23. Totalled 66 tackles (31 solo), 1.5 TFLs, 0.5 sacks and 1 fumble recovery.
Zavier Carter LB Senior 1 UNLV Played in 8 games in '23. Totaled 14 tackles (6 solo), 2 sacks and 1 forced fumble.
Xe’ree Alexander LB Sophomore 3 Idaho All-Big Sky Honorable Mention in '23. Played in 13 games. Totalled 75 total tackles (29 solo), 4 TFLs, 1 pass defended, 2 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery.
Ethan Barr LB 5th-Year 1 Vanderbilt Played in 12 games in '23 as a team captain. Totaled 55 tackles (21 solo), 3 TFLs, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble and 1 pass defended.
Antione Jackson DB Sophomore 3 East Carolina Played in 10 games in '23. Totaled 19 tackles (11 solo), 3 passes denfended and 1 INT (a Pick Six).
Goldie Lawrence WR R-Freshman 4 Florida State Redshirted 2023 season.

Outgoing Transfers

Player Position Year Years Left Destination Stats/Notes
Player Position Year Years Left Destination Stats/Notes
Corey Thornton DB Senior 1 Louisville Started 12 games in '23. 27 tackles (23 solo), 12 passes defended, 3 INTs.
Josh Celiscar DE Senior 1 ? Started 13 games in '23. Recorded 47 total tackles (25 solo) and 4 TFLs.
Fred Davis ll DB Senior 2 ? Played in 3 games in '23. Transferred in from Clemson last offseason.
Drake Metcalf OL RS-Junior 2 Virginia Played in 6 games in '23. Transferred in from Stanford last offseason.
Jordan McDonald RB Sophomore 2 Boston College Played in 11 games in '23. Rushed 18 times for 56 yards and 3 TDs.
Tyler Griffin WR RS-Freshman 3 Louisiana-Monroe Played in 10 games in '23. Recorded no stats.
Jaylon Griffin WR RS-Senior 1 Tulane Played in 6 games in '23. Caught 4 receptions for 58 yards and 1 TD.
Amari Johnson WR Senior 1 Florida A&M Played in 3 games in '23. Rushed 2 times for 3 yards.
Keenan Cupit LB RS-Junior 2 ? Played in 5 games in 2022 season. Did not play in 2023.
Kervins Choute DT RS-Junior 2 UConn Played in 6 games in '23. Had 7 total tackles and 0.5 sacks.
Isaiah Paul LB RS-Senior 1 ? Played in 1 game in '23. Transferred from Incarnate Word last offseason.
Dallaz Corbitt DE RS-Senior 1 Bethune-Cookman Played in 6 games in '23.
K.D. McDaniel DE RS-Senior 1 Georgia State Played in 5 games in '23.
Chris Bowerfind LS RS-Sophomore 2 ? Switched to LS from RB in 2022.

Baseball

Incoming Transfers

Player Position Year Years Left Previous School Stats/Notes
Player Position Year Years Left Previous School Stats/Notes
AJ Nessler UTL Sophomore 3 Pittsburgh Started and Played in 27 games in '23. .293 BA, 28 RBIs, .407 OB%
Wiley Hartley P R-Junior 3 Campbell Pitched 15 innings, 16 SOs, 4.20 ERA in '23. Played QB on Football team.
Trey Wheeler P R-Freshman 4 South Carolina Pitched 2.1 innings in '23.
Mikey Kluska INF Senior 1 Richmond Started 54 games in '23. .325 BA, 35 RBI. Selected to Big 12 All-Freshman Team in '21.
Anthony Calabro OF Senior 1 West Georgia Started 49 games in '23. .418 BA, .500 OBP, 14 HR, 57 RBIs, All-GSC Selection, D2 South All-Region selection.
Dylan King C/OF R-Sophomore 3 North Carolina Played in 12 games (Started 1), 3-12 at the plate, 2 doubles, and 3 RBIs in '23.
Andrew Estrella INF Junior 2 Stetson Started 42 games in '23. .247 BA, .361 OBP, 8 HRs, and 34 RBIs.
Cade Boxrucker P Senior 1 Campbell Pitched 42 innings in '23. 4.50 ERA, 56 SOs and .194 Opp. BA
Matthew Prevesk OF Junior 2 Florida Played in 22 games (Started 7) in '23. .286 BA, .311 OBP, 9 RBIs. Hit RBI single in 2023 College World Series Final Game 2.
Carsten Finnvold P Junior 2 Florida Pitched 1 inning in '23.
Tyler Nesbitt P R-Junior 2 Florida Pitched 24.1 innings, 21 SOs, 2.96 ERA in '23.
Spencer Bauer P R-Senior 2 Elon Pitched 31 innings, 30 SOs, 3.48 ERA in '23.
Jack Zyska OF R-Senior 1 Notre Dame Played in 17 games in '23. .146 BA, .250 OB%, 10 RBIs
Braden Calise INF R-Sophomore 3 Louisville Did not play in 2023
Alex Galvan P Senior 1 Louisville Pitched 11.1 innings, 9 SOs, 6.35 ERA in '23.

Outgoing Transfers

Player Position Year Years Left Destination Stats/Notes
Player Position Year Years Left Destination Stats/Notes
Drew Faurot SS Freshman 3 Florida State All-AAC Freshman Team, Started 57 of 58 Games Played, .252 BA, 15 HRs, 51 RBI, .341 OBP.
Cameron Leiter P Freshman 3 Florida State Started 14 of 15 Appearences, 56.2 IP, 3-2 record, 4.92 ERA, 80 Ks, 1.66 WHIP
Jacob Marlowe P Sophomore 2 Florida State Started 8 of 19 Appearences, 60.2 IP, 3-6 record, 5.64 ERA, 41 Ks, 1.35 WHIP
Greg Pettay INF Freshman 3 South Alabama Played in 16 games (Started 3)
Ryan Taylor INF Sophomore 2 Bradley Played in 26 games (Started 2)
Riley Parker C Freshman 4 West Florida Did not see action in 2023.
Will Melby P R-Sophomore 3 Louisiana Tech Transferred in from Triton College. Did not see action in 2023.
Brady Shannon OF Freshman 3 Youngstown State (FB) Played in 25 games. .149 BA, .216 OBP, 2 HRs (In portal as a football player)
Brandon Gonsalves P Freshman 4 Florida SouthWestern SC Redshirted 2023 season.
Logan O'Donnell P Freshman 3 New College of Florida Did not play in 2023 season.

Softball

Incoming Transfers

Player Position Year Years Left Previous School Stats/Notes
Player Position Year Years Left Previous School Stats/Notes
Ava Justman P Junior 2 Wisconsin Did not play in '23. Started 14 games in 2022. 3.93 ERA
Stormy Kotzelnick INF RS-Junior 2 Louisiana Played 59 G in '23 (Started 46), .279 BA, 6 HR, 28 RBI, .327 OBP. Named All-Sun Belt Second Team in 2022.
Sona Halajian P/DP 5th-Year 1 California Pitched 19 times and batted in 34 games in '23. 4-4, 5.38 ERA, .228 BA, 6 HRs. Named All-Pac-12 2nd Team in 2022.

Outgoing Transfers

Player Position Year Years Left Destination Stats/Notes
Player Position Year Years Left Destination Stats/Notes
Micaela Macario 2B Sophomore 2 San Diego State All-AAC 1st Team, Started 43 of 47 Games Played, .308 BA, .359 OBP, 2 HRs, 12 RBI.
Olivia Elliot OF Freshman 3 South Florida Started 7 of 26 Games Played, .259 BA, .300 OBP, 1 HR, 6 RBI.
Averi Wong OF Sophomore 2 ? Started 1 of 14 Games Played, .222 BA, .300 OBP.
Michelle DiPuma INF/UTL Freshman 4 Stetson Did not see action in '23

Women’s Soccer

Incoming Transfers

Player Position Year Years Left Previous School Stats/Notes
Player Position Year Years Left Previous School Stats/Notes
Taylor Jacobson Defender Senior 1 South Carolina Started 10 of 20 games played in '23. Totalled 733 minutes of playing time.
Mila Erceg Forward Sophomore 3 West Virginia Played in 1 match in '23.
Honoka Hamano Midfielder Sophomore 3 Memphis Selected to All-AAC Rookie Team. Played in 20 matches (Started 13), scoring 2 goals and 4 assists.
Grace Thao Midfielder Sophomore 3 Colorado Started 1 of the 17 games she played in '23.

Men’s Soccer

MSOC Outgoing Transfers

Player Position Year Years Left Destination Stats/Notes
Player Position Year Years Left Destination Stats/Notes
Beto Ydrach Midfielder 5th-Year 1 Akron Played 348 minutes across in 11 matches in '23. Scored 1 goal and made 3 assists.

Volleyball

2024 UCF Volleyball Incoming Transfers

Player Position Year Years Left Previous School Stats/Notes
Player Position Year Years Left Previous School Stats/Notes
Sophia Kotsovolos Libero Junior 2 Gardner-Webb Played in 14 matches in '23. Recorded 263 digs, 59 assists and 11 aces.
Alexia Kuehl Middle Blocker R-Senior 1 Colorado Played in 20 matches in '23. Recorded 70 kills and 29 blocks. Played on U23 German National team in Summer '23.

Other Sports

Incoming Transfers

Player Sport Year Years Left Previous School Stats/Notes
Player Sport Year Years Left Previous School Stats/Notes
Brittany Shin Women's Golf 5th-Year 1 Oregon Played in 5 Tournaments for Oregon in '22-23. Was 2021 Big West Golfer of the Year as sophomore with Cal State Fullerton
Jakob Stavang Stubhaug Men's Golf Junior 2 Keiser University 2022 NAIA Men's Golf Individual Champion. 2022 NAIA Men’s Golfer of the Year, and selected to NAIA All-America First Team in 2022 and 2023.
Gustav Andersson Men's Golf Junior 2 Texas Tech Competed as Individual in 4 Tournaments in '22-23. Finished in Top 3 in two of them.
Adaobi Tabugbo Track and Field Senior 2 BYU Competed in 2023 NCAA Outdoor Championships as memeber of 4x100m relay team.
Hayley Manners Track and Field Senior 2 Central Michigan Qualified for 2023 NCAA East Preliminary in Long Jump. Also competes in Triple Jump, 100-meter dash, 60-meter dash, and 4x100-meter relays.
Ese Awusa Track and Field Junior 2 New Mexico JC Competed in 2023 NJCAA Outdoor Championships in 100-meter dash, 100-meter hurdles, and 4x100-meter relay.
Colleen Branch Track and Field Sophomore 3 Kentucky Competes in Indoor 60-meter dash, 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash and 4x400m relay.
Santiago Giamichelle Men's Tennis Sophomore 3 UT Arlington All-WAC First Team Singles, All-WAC Second Team Doubles and WAC Freshman of the Year; Singles Play: 19-13; Doubles Play: 17-10

Outgoing Transfers

Player Sport Year Years Left Destination Stats/Notes
Player Sport Year Years Left Destination Stats/Notes
Zoe Allaux Women's Golf Sophomore 2 East Carolina Had 1 Top 20 individual finish in '22-23. Was 2022 AAC Freshman of the Year
Quinn Snyder Men's Tennis R-Sophomore 2 Hawaii 9-7 in Singles and 6-5 in Doubles in 2022-23.
Sofia Lantz Track/CC Sophomore 3 South Florida Distance Runner
Rachel Wheatley Track/CC Sophomore 2 Florida State Distance Runner
Adrienne Adams Track and Field Senior 1 Auburn Set new UCF Record in Discus Throw 3 times