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DE Adam Plant enters the transfer portal

The freshman played in all 12 games in 2019.

TCUFootball at Purdue (9.14.19)
TCUFootball at Purdue (9.14.19)
Melissa Triebwasser

A fifth player from TCU Football has entered the transfer portal, as it was confirmed that freshman defensive end Adam Plant, Jr intends to leave the program.

Plant, who played his high school ball at Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas, is expected to sign with his hometown team, UNLV. There, he will have three years of eligibility remaining.

Playing in all 12 games as a true freshman this year, Plant recording three tackles as part of a rotation that included Ochaun Mathis, Parker Workman, Colt Ellison, and others. The Frogs struggled to generate a consistent pass rush in 2019, but the 6’6”, 245 pound edge rusher was expected to have a bright future as a big time contributor going forward. It is believed that Plant is returning close to home due to family reasons, not necessarily unhappiness with the program or his playing time.

Plant joins quarterbacks Justin Rogers and Mike Collins, linebacker Jacoby Simpson, and defensive tackle Karter Johnson as notable players to enter the portal this year. TCU Football signed Khari Coleman last week, and returns Mathis, Workman, Ellison, and Brandon Bowen in 2020. They will likely be active on the transfer market looking to shore up depth at the position going forward.