Auburn football among programs with most incoming transfers

The Auburn Tigers will have a brand-new identity in 2023. Not only does the upcoming season feature an improved coaching staff, but the roster is revamped as well.

New head coach Hugh Freeze is looking to put Auburn in the best chance to win games, and he is doing so by utilizing the transfer portal to the best of his ability. He has succeeded by reeling in 21 transfers, all of whom will see significant time on the field.

The number of transfers is impressive, but how does it stack up with the rest of college football? Chance Linton of 247Sports has listed all of college football’s top transfer hauls, and Auburn’s 21 transfers are the seventh-most in the country. Freeze’s work in the portal ranks the highest in the SEC.

Hugh Freeze has hit the transfer portal hard in his first offseason at Auburn, bringing in 21 transfers to reshape the roster after taking over as head coach. The Tigers have the top-ranked transfer class in the SEC, and it is headlined by a trio of projected starters on the offensive line in No. 2 interior lineman Avery Jones (East Carolina), No. 1 offensive tackle Dillon Wade (Tulsa) and No. 6 offensive tackle Gunner Britton (Western Kentucky).

Auburn and Ole Miss are tied with 21 transfers. Several schools that are ahead of Auburn include Indiana (23), SMU (25), and Colorado (48).

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