Kansas football transfer portal: Predicting who will stay or go

We predicted the decisions of Kansas football players who might have a transfer portal decision to make.

Sep 23, 2023; Lawrence, Kansas, USA; Kansas Jayhawks cornerback Cobee Bryant (2) intercepts a pass
Sep 23, 2023; Lawrence, Kansas, USA; Kansas Jayhawks cornerback Cobee Bryant (2) intercepts a pass / Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
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Kansas redshirt sophomore defensive lineman Austin Booker (9) reacts after a sack in the fourth
Kansas redshirt sophomore defensive lineman Austin Booker (9) reacts after a sack in the fourth / Evert Nelson/The Capital-Journal / USA

DE Austin Booker: Stay

After transferring in from Minnesota last year, Booker had a monster year with the Jayhawks. He recorded 56 total tackles and eight sacks in his inaugural season in Lawrence, earning him All-Big 12 First Team honors. At his size, there's no doubt that NFL teams will be interested in him.

The redshirt sophomore has already used his one-time transfer without having to sit out a year, but that NCAA rule could change in the next few weeks. That is something fans should keep an eye on if Booker does ultimately receive looks from other premier programs.

Booker probably needs another year of experience to really be viewed as a future NFL player. Although his potential is off the charts, he must prove that this year wasn't a fluke. If he continues to rip through double teams and record sacks while other teams game plan to slow him down, then he'll really be a high-level prospect.

I'm feeling more confident in this pick than I am with Bryant or Neal. He made a name for himself at Kansas, and I don't think he will just bolt for the next best opportunity. He is the guy on this team's defensive line, and I confidently expect it to remain that way in 2024.