Bowling Green stars Jordan Anderson, Tyrone Broden enter NCAA transfer portal

Two Bowling Green stars entered Monday into the NCAA transfer portal, sources told 247Sports. First Team All-MAC defensive back Jordan Anderson and standout wide receiver Tyrone Broden, the nation’s tallest wideout at 6-foot-7, will both look to leave the Falcons. Bowling Green went 6-7 this season with a loss to New Mexico State in the Quick Lane Bowl to cap its campaign.

Anderson made 47 total tackles this season with one interception and five pass break-ups as one of the MAC’s top defenders. He was lightly recruited coming out of high school at Detroit (Mich.) Harper Woods in the 2019 class. Broden has registered over 1,000 yards receiving combined during the past two seasons to go along with 12 touchdowns. The West Bloomfield (Mich.) product was a 3-star recruit in the 2019 class and chose Bowling Green over offers from much of the Mid-American Conference. Broden also held offers from Indiana, Iowa State, Purdue and Syracuse.

Broden announced his decision to enter the transfer portal on Sunday and has already announced an offer from Pittsburgh. Anderson, meanwhile, announced his decision on Monday. Both players could generate substantial interest from Power Five programs.

The 2022-23 cycle for the NCAA transfer portal is unlike any yet seen, with a Dec. 5-Jan. 19 window for FBS athletes. Eligible players to enter before the window include FCS players, grad transfers, and those whose head coaches were fired.

The NCAA introduced the transfer portal Oct. 15, 2018, providing athletes a path to explore their options. Players do not need to ask permission from their coaching staff in order to transfer. They merely need to request that compliance enter their name. Usually, it takes 24-48 hours for a player to appear following their request. Schools are free to contact a player without restriction once their name appears in the portal.

While a player entering their name in the transfer portal means they intend to explore their options, it does not necessarily mean they will leave. A player is free to withdraw his name at any time. However, schools are under no obligation to keep a player on scholarship once they enter the portal.

There were 3,083 FBS players to enter the transfer portal during the 2021-22 transfer cycle, sources said. That is up from 2,646 in 2021-20, 1,692 in 2019-20 and 1,717 in 2018-19.

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That whopping increase can be credited to the NCAA’s new policy that student-athletes are allowed to transfer once in their careers without having to sit out a year-in-residence. That means all players who enter the transfer portal for the first time will be immediately eligible at their new school as long as they meet a NCAA-mandated entry deadline.

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