Texas Football, for the first time ever, listed each schools transfers added. As I was looking through the lists it struck me that my perception of transfers doesn’t match the reality. At least not according to my very surface level research. I think most on here are of the opinion that we (G5’s) are a sort of farm system for the P5’s. Based on where players transferred into Texas schools, that isn’t true.
Of the five P5 schools in the state, there were a total of 39 players who transferred in. Of those, 23 were P5 players and 16 were G5 or lower.
Of the six G5 schools in the state, there were a total of 47 players who transferred in. Of those, 30 were P5 and 17 were G5 or lower. (These numbers are skewed by Houston and SMU who brought in 19 P5 and only 5 G5.)
As I said, I know this is very surface level and I also know that it’s a small sample size, but I still found it interesting. I’d like to do some more digging and see how many of the transfers were starters at their previous school, but it’s not very high on my to-do list.