Sophomore WR Amad Anderson has entered the transfer portal according to the twitter account of @RivalsPortal which tracks these things.
2018 3-star WR Amad Anderson has entered the transfer portal after totaling 36 rec for 343 yds and 3 TD at #BoilerUp - 5 rec for 19 yds this season @rivalsmike @RivalsWoody@TomDienhart1https://t.co/DxUUFUd6m0— NCAA Transfer Portal (@RivalsPortal) December 1, 2020
As the graphic indicates Anderson was a signee of the 2018 class and was deemed a 3 star recruit. Unfortunately for Anderson he found himself at a stacked position for Purdue. Not only are there stars like David Bell and Rondale Moore on the field there’s also a solid group of folks like Milton Wright, Jackson Anthrop, and the excellent crop of tight ends that need the ball including Payne Durham.
During the 2019 season Anderson started eight games on the year. He finished the season with 31 receptions for 343 receiving yards and three touchdowns. Pretty admirable stats for a redshirt freshman. Unfortunately for Anderson he just didn’t seem to get the same attention on the field this year. As of this writing he had only accumulated five receptions for 19 yards.
It’s completely understandable that if this is the kind of usage he’s going to see going forward he would want to look elsewhere. I don’t begrudge any player for taking a cold hard look at their situation and determining that this isn’t the right fit for them. It can’t be an easy decision to leave the University you’ve called home for the last few years and to start your life over again at a different campus. But, it’s simply a numbers game for him at this point. The WR position is a great strength for this Purdue team this season as well as into the future. There’s no shortage of talented WRs in the program, Anderson being one of them, but if he doesn’t believe he can see the field it’s in his own best interest to look elsewhere.
No word of course at this point on where Anderson is thinking of going but we here at Hammer and Rails wish him nothing but the best.
As this strange season progresses we expect to see many players from all over the country enter the transfer portal, as they do each other, Anderson was simply the first of many. Before you freak out in the comments just remember that this is the reality of college athletics at this point. All teams lose players to transfers, even players we all thought could make a big time impact. Best of luck...Mr. Anderson.