A contributor on Rutgers’ offense from the 2018 season has entered his name in the NCAA transfer portal, according to multiple reports.
NJ Advance Media reported Wednesday night that Rutgers tight end Travis Vokolek will explore other opportunities by entering his name in the transfer database. He has appeared in 19 career games for the Scarlet Knights over the last two seasons.
Vokolek is a native of Springfield, Missouri and was a significant target in the passing attack last fall, though the numbers weren’t eye-popping. The sophomore finished the year with 16 receptions for 184 yards and two touchdowns. He played in all 12 games last season while making seven starts.
Those numbers are a huge improvement from his freshman campaign when he appeared in seven games with two starts at tight end. He hauled in his first catch and only catch for 14 yards against Indiana in November.
Losing Vokolek would be the second significant departure from Rutgers’ offense this offseason. At the end of the 2018 season, star offensive lineman Jonah Jackson decided to leave the program and transfer to Ohio State.
There was no mention of a potential landing spot for Vokolek. Though he’s in the transfer portal, he will have the opportunity to return to Rutgers if that’s in his best interest.