Transferring is at an all-time high in college football right now. Players looking for a fresh start or more playing time move once, twice even three times across their careers. Before I get too far into this, there are plenty of valid reasons to seek so-called, greener pastures. I’m not condemning anyone in particular for changing places, but there are also plenty of reasons that a player’s transfer is for purely selfish, competition-dodging reasons. In this age, Penn State football running back Johnathan Thomas stands out as a player that stuck with his commitment for all five years.
Thomas never started or played key snaps at running back, but the fifth-year player of Massachusetts got to shine at times in 2018.