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  Former Oregon linebacker Isaac Slade-Matautia, who entered the transfer portal last month, announced Tuesday he is reuniting with Jim Leavitt at SMU. As a starter on the Ducks' back-to-back Pac-12 championship teams, Slade-Matautia had 62 tackles, 6.5 taؘNjG~&c Ήؘ?a R`‰ؘΉؘrΉؘ+PO^phؘΉؘΉؘ_^R‰ؘΉؘckles for loss and 11 pass breakups in 2019 (14 games) and 45 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and five pass breakups in 2020 (seven games). Two five-star recruits from the 2020 class, Noah Sewell and Justin Flowe, are the favorites to win the starting insi aؘ8ӱ_˅ؘ`Ӆؘ_]lؘ̅Xؘ̅t]lؘؘ̅̅ ݐؘHؘͅ:EipؘͅӅؘfc)ؘؘͅ={Vs ؘ(TؘȇQ)>de linebacker spots for new Oregon defensive coordinator Tim DeRuyter. Leavitt, Oregon's defensive coordinator under Willie Taggart (2017) and Cristobal (2018), is entering his first season as SMU's defensive coordinator under former California coach Sonxυؘ??ny Dykes. He helped recruit Slade-Matautia, a four-star prospect in the 2017 class, from Honolulu to Eugene. - Register Guard

(DS#9 ILB) rSr/2022 ILB Isaac Slade-MatautiaSouthern Methodist
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  Oregon linebacker Isaac Slade-Matautia announced Friday that he has entered the NCAA transfer portal with the intention of playing his final collegiate season somewhere else. Slade-Matautia, the Ducks leading tackler last season and a starter the past twؘNjG~&c Ήؘ?a R`‰ؘΉؘrΉؘ+PO^phؘΉؘΉؘ_^R‰ؘΉؘo years, was a productive leader on the program's back-to-back Pac-12 championship teams. "These are milestones and memories I will cherish forever," Slade-Matautia posted on social media. "Nothing will ever replace those experiences, relationships, and aؘ8ӱ_˅ؘ`Ӆؘ_]lؘ̅Xؘ̅t]lؘؘ̅̅ ݐؘHؘͅ:EipؘͅӅؘfc)ؘؘͅ={Vs ؘ(TؘȇQ)>memories I've had here." Oregon's recent success on the recruiting trail means Slade-Matautia will likely be replaced in the heart of new defensive coordinator Tim DeRuyter's unit by a five-star recruit. Slade-Matautia had 3.5 tackles for loss and a sackxυؘΉؘΉؘ^# ÉؘΉؘΉؘ/ׇ Éؘ last season. The fifth-year junior had 127 tackles, 12.0 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks in 28 career games for the Ducks. - Register Guard

(DS#9 ILB) rSr/2022 ILB Isaac Slade-MatautiaSouthern Methodist
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  Former Arlington High School cornerback Jahari Rogers announced on Thursday evening via Twitter that he would transfer to SMU. Rogers spent one season at the University of Florida, where he appeared in three games. Rogers was a former four-star recruit, ؘNjG~&c Ήؘ?a R`‰ؘΉؘrΉؘ+PO^phؘΉؘΉؘ_^R‰ؘΉand the No. 11 player in the state of Texas, according to 247Sports. He received offers out of high school from Alabama, Auburn and Texas, among many others. Rogers is listed at six feet tall and 170 pounds. - Dallas Morning News

(DS#999 CB) So/2024 CB Jahari RogersSouthern Methodist
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  For the second time in as many weeks, a Florida player has left the football program. Cornerback Jahari Rogers has entered the NCAA transfer portal, The Sun confirmed Wednesday. He appeared in three games as a true freshman, recording two tackles in the ؘNjG~&c Ήؘ?a R`‰ؘΉؘrΉؘ+PO^phؘΉؘΉؘ_^R‰ؘΉand the No. 11 player in SEC Championship Game and a pass breakup in the Cotton Bowl. The 5-foot-11, 184-pound Rogers was a top-100 overall recruit and one of three Texas signees in Florida's 2020 class. He's the second player to transfer from UF since spring practice ended, joipؘj͍S׿WؘPؘning offensive lineman T.J. Moore. - Gainesville Sun

(DS#999 CB) So/2024 CB Jahari RogersSouthern Methodist
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  01/21/21 - Blake MazzarSr/2022, Southern Methodist, 5-09, 183 (DS#2 K) + More +

  Washington State will be replacing not just one, but both of its all-conference specialists in 2021. Blake Mazza, who was WSU's placekicker from 2018-20, announced Wednesday he'd be leaving the Cougars in order to play one final college football season cؘNjG~&c c Ήؘ?a R`‰ؘΉؘrΉؘ+PO^phؘΉؘΉؘ_^R‰ؘΉaloser to his hometown of Plano, Texas. Mazza's redshirt sophomore season in 2019 went down as the best by a WSU kicker in school history. He made his first 18 field goals of the season, set a program record for field goal percentage by making 20 of 21 anpؘj͍S׿WؘPؘd went 55 of 57 on PATs. - Spokesman-Review

(DS#2 K) rSr/2022 K Blake MazzaSouthern Methodist
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  Tre Siggers emerged as an elite player at North Texas on the turf at Ford Stadium in a loss to SMU, the Mean Green's biggest rival. That's where one of UNT's most productive running backs in recent years will finish his career. Siggers entered the NCAA tؘNjG~&c c Ήؘ?a R`‰ؘΉؘrΉؘ+PO^phؘΉؘΉؘ_^R‰ؘΉaransfer portal on Friday and landed at SMU just a few hours later. Siggers spent four seasons at UNT and redshirted in his freshman campaign in 2017. The former Duncanville standout posted one of his more memorable performances two years later after UNT ractice ended, joipؘj͍S׿WؘPelected to move him from safety to running back. - Denton Record

(DS#999 RB) rSr/2022 RB Tre SiggersSouthern Methodist
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  SMU football added former Oklahoma TE Grant Calcaterra today, according to a post from Calcaterra's Twitter. He previously committed to Auburn in December of 2020, but withdrew that commitment following the firing of head coach Gus Malzahn. Calcaterra plؘNjG~&c c Ήؘ?a R`‰ؘΉؘrΉؘ+PO^phؘΉؘΉؘ_^R‰ؘΉaayed three seasons with the Sooners, and was a starter. He recorded nine touchdown in his 41 receptions and had 637 career receiving yards. He played a big role, securing two touchdowns in the Big 12 title game in 2018. However, he retired after the 2019Olx season due to concussions, but announced he would return to the sport in after the 2020 season. - Dallas Morning News

(DS#15 TE) rSr/2022 TE Grant CalcaterraSouthern Methodist
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  SMU wide receiver Reggie Roberson Jr. announced via Twitter on Monday that he will come back for a final season with the Mustangs. Roberson has been one of SMU's most explosive players during his tenure but has been sidelined by two season-ending injurieؘNjG~&c c Ήؘ?a R`‰ؘΉؘrΉؘ+PO^phؘΉؘΉؘ_^R‰ؘΉas the past two years. Roberson likely would have been an NFL draft prospect this offseason if not for a season-ending knee injury he suffered in the third quarter of the Mustangs' Oct. 3 game against Memphis. Similarly, he went down with a season-ending aؘ8ӱ_˅ؘ`Ӆؘ_]lؘ̅Xؘ̅t]lؘؘ̅̅ ݐؘHؘͅ:EipؘͅӅؘfc)ؘؘͅ={Vs ؘ(TؘȇQ)>foot injury the previous October. It's unclear where Roberson is in his recovery and if he would have been able to participate in any of the pre-draft showcase events. The transfer from West Virginia has broken out in his three years with SMU, hauling inxυؘoss and a sackxυؘΉؘΉؘ^# ÉؘΉؘΉؘ/ׇ Éؘ last season. The fif 2,079 yards in 22 games. He's averaging 17.8 yards per catch during his career. In that game against Memphis, he had 243 receiving yards on just five receptions. - Dallas Morning News

(DS#19 WR) rSr/2022 WR Reggie Roberson Jr.Southern Methodist
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  Former All-Big 12 tight end Grant Calcaterra won't be transferring to Auburn after all. The former Oklahoma standout, who signed with Auburn as a transfer during December's early signing period, announced on Friday evening that he will not be playing forؘNjrec in 12 gms in '17.c c Ήؘ?a R`‰ؘΉؘrΉؘ+PO^phؘΉؘΉؘ_^R‰ؘΉa the Tigers next season and will seek to finish out his college career at another program. A 6-foot-4, 242-pounder originally from California, Calcaterra planned to come to Auburn as a graduate transfer. He has not played in a college game since Oct. 5, aؘ8ӱ_˅ؘ`Ӆؘ_]lؘ̅Xؘ̅t]lؘؘ̅̅ ݐؘHؘͅ:EipؘͅӅؘfc)ؘؘͅ={Vs ؘ(TؘȇQ)>2019, when injuries cut his junior season short that year. He then stepped away from football due to a series of concussions he sustained during his career, but he had a chance of heart this fall and decided to pursue a return to the field as a transfer xυؘin 2021. - Birmingham News

(DS#15 TE) rSr/2022 TE Grant CalcaterraSouthern Methodist
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  2020 ALL-PAC-12 CONFERENCE HONORABLE MENTION: LB Isaac Slade-Matautia, Jr.,...Oregon's honorable mention all-league picks were offensive linemen Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu and T.J. Bass, running back Travis Dye, defensive lineman Austin Faoliu, defensive baؘNjrec in 12 gms in '17.c ck Jamal Hill, wide receiver Johnny Johnson III and linebackers Isaac Slade-Matautia and Sewell. - Oregon Football

(DS#9 ILB) rSr/2022 ILB Isaac Slade-MatautiaSouthern Methodist
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  12/31/20 - Blake MazzarSr/2022, Southern Methodist, 5-09, 183 (DS#2 K) + More +

  2020 ALL-PAC-12 CONFERENCE HONORABLE MENTION: K Blake Mazza, Jr.,...Mazza earns his second straight all-conference accolade after receiving first-team honors last season. The redshirt-junior went a perfect 4-for-4 on field goal attempts and tied for the ؘNjrec in 12 gms in '17.team-lead with 24 points. - Washington State Football

(DS#2 K) rSr/2022 K Blake MazzaSouthern Methodist
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  Basically as soon as Tanner Mordecai was in the transfer portal Sunday, SMU offensive coordinator Garrett Riley was in contact with him. Riley, of course, is the brother of the head coach whose program Mordecai had just left - Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley. SؘNjrec in 12 gms in '17.c c Ήؘ?a R`‰ؘΉؘrΉؘ+PO^phؘΉؘΉؘ_^R‰ؘΉaMU was a school he'd already had on his mind and had targeted to some extent before entering the portal. Mordecai had watched quarterback Shane Buechele rebound from losing a rotation spot at Texas to become an all-time great at SMU. For this Big 12 quar aؘ8ӱ_˅ؘ`Ӆؘ_]lؘ̅Xؘ̅t]lؘؘ̅̅ ݐؘHؘͅ:EipؘͅӅؘfc)ؘؘͅ={Vs ؘ(TؘȇQ)>terback from Oklahoma, the blueprint was there and the fit felt right.

"SMU's just a really good spot. It made a lot of sense for me," Mordecai told The Dallas Morning News. "They have a lot of returning guys. It's right down the road from where I'xυؘMU, hauling inxυؘoss and a sackxυؘΉؘΉؘ^# ÉؘΉؘΉؘ/ׇ Éؘ last season. The fif 2,079 yards in 22 games. He's averaging 17.8 m from. I like the city of Dallas. SMU offers a really good academic opportunity. Man, it really just made a lot of sense in a lot of different ways." Mordecai spent three years at Oklahoma and the past two as the backup to different starters. The four-star recruit redshirted his freshman year, but he was efficient when he did play for the Sooners, completing 50 of 70 passes. He's capable of running the ball, but it wasn't a big part of his arsenal. - Dallas Morning News


(DS#22 QB) rJr/2023 QB Tanner MordecaiSouthern Methodist
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  It appears as if SMU found its quarterback for 2021. Just four days after QB Shane Buechele declared for the NFL draft, the Mustangs have landed a likely replacement. Ex-Oklahoma quarterback Tanner Mordecai announced on Twitter that he had committed to SؘNjrec in 12 gms in '17.c c Ήؘ?a R`‰ؘΉؘrΉؘ+PO^phؘΉؘΉؘ_^R‰ؘΉaMU, two days after entering the transfer portal. Mordecai spent three years at Oklahoma, mostly serving as a backup to the elite QBs that came through the Sooners' system. The Waco native was 32-of-40 this season, even getting some meaningful snaps in th aؘ8ӱ_˅ؘ`Ӆؘ_]lؘ̅Xؘ̅t]lؘؘ̅̅ ݐؘHؘͅ:EipؘͅӅؘe Red River rivalry back in October. Mordecai had other big offers coming out of high school, including opportunities to go to Georgia, Ole Miss and others. - Dallas Morning News

(DS#22 QB) rJr/2023 QB Tanner MordecaiSouthern Methodist
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  OU backup quarterback Tanner Mordecai announced Sunday that he was entering the transfer portal. "Forever grateful for my time here," Mordecai posted on Twitter. "I have now entered the transfer portal. Excited to see what God has in store for me." The mؘNjrec in 12 gms in '17.c c Ήؘ?a R`‰ؘΉؘrΉؘ+PO^phؘΉؘΉؘ_^R‰ؘΉaove wasn't entirely surprising, given Spencer Rattler's performance this season and the addition of another five-star quarterback, Caleb Williams, in the 2021 class. "He's been a really good member of this football team," Sooners coach Lincoln Riley said aؘ8ӱ_˅ؘ`Ӆؘ_]lؘ̅Xؘ̅t]lؘؘ̅̅ ݐؘHؘͅ:EipؘͅӅؘe Red River rivalry back in October. Mordecai had other big offers coming ou of Mordecai. "I think he's looking for the opportunity to go in and be a starter somewhere. He's done really well and I think he's ready to be a starter." Mordecai has thrown for 529 yards and four touchdowns with one interception during his Sooners carxυؘas a transfer xυؘin 2021. - Birmingham News's exciting that there's young men that want to doeer. He spent the last two seasons as the backup, first behind Jalen Hurts last season and Rattler this year. - Daily Oklahoman

(DS#22 QB) rJr/2023 QB Tanner MordecaiSouthern Methodist
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  SMU quarterback Shane Buechele will enter the NFL draft, marking the end of a long college career. Buechele helped lead the Mustangs to their first 10-win season in decades. He announced his decision via Twitter on Friday evening. Buechele had one year oؘNjrec in 12 gms in '17.c ؘArizonaؘAZyerؘArizonaؘAllef eligibility remaining, as the NCAA granted a blanket year of eligibility to all athletes in 2020. Buechele is considered a late-round/priority free agent prospect. - The Dallas Morning News

(DS#14 QB) rSr/2021 QB Shane BuecheleSouthern Methodist
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