For one of the few times this offseason, Auburn is on the wrong side of the football transfer portal.
First reported by 247Sports.com, Reece Mullins has entered his name into the bursting-at-the-seams NCAA transfer database. An Auburn football official subsequently confirmed that the defensive lineman is in the portal.
Now, for what’s seemingly becoming a daily disclaimer when it comes to transfers.
As we’ve stated myriad times in the past, a player can remove his name from the portal and remain at the same school. At this point, though, other programs are permitted to contact a player without receiving permission from his current football program.
NCAA bylaws also permit schools to pull a portal entrant’s scholarship at the end of the semester in which he entered it.
As a true freshman this past season, Mullins played in one game for the Tigers. If he moves on to another FBS school, the lineman would have to sit out the 2020 season. That would leave him with three years of eligibility to use moving forward.
Back in early February, the leading rusher for Auburn football in 2019, JaTarvious Whitlow, entered the portal. Last month, Akron transfer offensive lineman Brandon Council chose Auburn over Baylor and Missouri.