What Can We Expect From Ole Miss Football During the Spring Transfer Portal?

Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin watches during the Ole Miss Grove Bowl Games at Vaught-Hemingway
Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin watches during the Ole Miss Grove Bowl Games at Vaught-Hemingway / Bruce Newman/Special to the Clarion

The spring transfer portal opens on April 16 for college football teams. Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin has some needs on his roster he needs to fill.

For the next 15 days, the college football world will be thrown into chaos as the spring transfer portal opens. Head coaches will be looking to strengthen their rosters for the last time while holding onto their key players.

Head coach Lane Kiffin will likely see limited players from his roster indicate they will be entering the transfer portal. However, he will be looking to strengthen at least two positions on his team before they head into fall camp.

Another Running Back is the Key Addition During the Spring Transfer Portal

Kiffin brought in LSU transfer running back Logan Diggs in January. However, Kiffin confirmed that Diggs was recovering from a leg injury, with his return date unknown. With Ulysses Bentley IV the only running back in the room with experience, adding another is a priority.

Former Ole Miss running back Henry Parrish has been heavily linked with a return to Oxford over the last few weeks. He has received crystal ball predictions indicating that he would be the guy to transfer in.

Despite the recent emergence of Oregon State running back Damien Martinez as a transfer portal target, Parrish seems more logical for Kiffin. Running back coach Kevin Smith worked with Parrish at Ole Miss and Miami more recently.

Could We See Two Potential Defensive Players Transfer in?

ESPN analyst Jordan Rodgers mentioned during the Grove Bowl broadcast that defensive coordinator Pete Golding had said that Ole Miss could potentially bring a linebacker in during the spring transfer portal.

The linebacker group is solid, but adding another player would only boost the position group. It could also mean Golding plans for Perkins to play along the edge this season.

As of April 15, the Rebels have lost one player to the transfer portal. 325-pound nose tackle Joshua Harris announced he was entering the transfer portal. Despite Harris being a depth piece, this leaves DC Golding with just two players over 300 lbs.

Kiffin and Golding may have a plan if JJ Pegues and Zxavian Harris are ruled out during the season. However, don't be surprised to see a big-nose tackle come through the door in the next few weeks.

Are Ole Miss in Line for Any Shock Departures?

There is always a chance Ole Miss could lose players on the spring transfer portal. However, it seems highly unlikely any of the top players or previous transfer portal commits will hit the portal.

With starting quarterback Jaxson Dart the focal point in getting these players to commit or stay for one more season, they should still be here come fall camp.

Ole Miss could see one or two fringe players hit the portal looking to play regular football, just as Joshua Harris has done.