Pac-12 program becomes first to hire a 'Director of transfer recruiting'
Amongst its many other benefits and consequences, the transfer portal could be about to set off a hiring wave across college football.
Washington State became the first college football program to hire a “director of transfer recruiting” earlier this offseason. The Cougars hired Josh Omura to lead the charge in transfer recruiting.
“We kind of knew that’s where his role was going to be,” Washington State coach Nick Rolovich told 247Sports’ Chris Hummer. “So, just kind of director of transfer recruiting. It makes sense.”
With the transfer portal becoming a more significant tool for roster building in college football, Rolovich felt it was a necessary step.
“With the portal becoming what it is, I thought it was a good time to break it down,” Rolovich told 247Sports. “We kind of did everything and did it more by area, the [Junior College] stuff under the same umbrella. I think this will give us some structure that will be good.”
Washington State has brought in a number of transfers this offseason, including former Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano.
It will be interesting to see if — and when — other college football programs decide to follow Washington State’s lead.