Reports: USC DT Bear Alexander to re-enter transfer portal

League: NCAA Football

Posted on: 10 Apr, 2024 at 02:42 PM

Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

Defensive tackle Bear Alexander plans to enter the transfer portal after one season with Southern California, according to multiple reports on Wednesday.

A coveted interior defender, Alexander is ranked the No. 1 defensive tackle in the transfer portal this offseason by 247 Sports. He had 47 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks in 2023.

Alexander was at USC's spring practice on Tuesday before news of his imminent departure leaked.

Wisconsin hired USC defensive coordinator Alex Grinch, leading to speculation Alexander could join the Badgers when the transfer portal officially is open on April 15.

But the Texas native is thought to be considering joining the overhauled Texas A&M defense.

The former five-star Georgia recruit's next stop will be his eighth program in seven years dating to his high school days. He played for the Bulldogs as a freshman before leaving for USC.

--Field Level Media