Three transfer portal players Chris Klieman needs to get in 2024

After coaching changes at Alabama, Washington, and Arizona, there are still a lot of players in the transfer portal. Some have committed to other schools, but some are still open. Kansas State head coach Chris Klieman needs to start making some moves to fill holes in his team for 2024.

Kansas State head coach Chris Klieman reacts to his players scoring a touchdown in the third quarter.
Kansas State head coach Chris Klieman reacts to his players scoring a touchdown in the third quarter. / Evert Nelson/The Capital-Journal / USA
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Nick Saban is still creating havoc on college football even after retirement. Kalen DeBoer was chosen as Saban's replacement, and Jedd Fisch was chosen as his replacement at Washington. Players from those three schools have 30 days to decide whether to enter the transfer portal or de-commit due to head coaching changes.

Players choose to play at certain schools for several reasons, but most often it is because of who the head coach is. So when that head coach leaves, typically players want to see what other options they have. Many players from Alabama and Washington have done just that. Alabama has lost 13 players so far to the transfer portal and Washington has lost 22 players.

Kansas State lost 15 players to the transfer portal so far, and that was just the fall window, another window will open up in the spring. The Wildcats are also losing several players to the Draft and eligibility being up.

Going forward, Chris Klieman may not have fully embraced the transfer portal yet, but that doesn't mean he shouldn't be out trying to get guys out of it. The Wildcats are losing a lot of talent on their offensive line and in their secondary and that is where Klieman needs to focus his search. There are plenty of these players still in the portal, so here are five players I believe Klieman needs to go out and get.