With transfer portal season officially upon us, college football fans are beginning to witness big names from their favorite teams announce their decision to enter the portal.
UCF cornerback Corey Thornton announced on Tuesday afternoon that he would be entering the transfer portal following his senior season with the Knights, hitting the portal with one year of eligibility remaining.
Thornton was a big part of Gus Malzahn’s defense in the 2023 season and started the majority of games in Orlando. Thornton finished his senior season off with 27 total tackles, three interceptions, and nine pass breakups.
The Florida native announced his decision to enter the portal while thanking Knights fans for their support saying, “First, I just wanna thank God for everything he’s done and everything he will continue to do for me and my family down this long journey. Thank you for being a part of my amazing journey. The past 4 years have been unforgettable, and I’m grateful for the friendships and connections I’ve made that’ll last a lifetime. I am forever grateful for my coaches, teammates, etc for helping me become the player I am today.”
UCF will now have a new spot to fill ahead of the 2024 season. Still, with this offseason shaping up to include one of the busiest portal cycles in college football history, Gus Malzahn should have some options available for replacement.