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Multiple UB football players and commits enter transfer portal

Eric Black, Tim Terry headline the list of Bulls looking to play elsewhere next season

Senior defensive end Eric Black (94) has entered the transfer portal, along with nearly a dozen other UB football players.
Senior defensive end Eric Black (94) has entered the transfer portal, along with nearly a dozen other UB football players.

Six UB football players have officially entered the transfer portal as of Dec. 7, according to 247Sports.

Notable players who made the jump to the transfer portal include senior defensive end Eric Black, senior linebacker Tim Terry and freshman cornerback Quillen Howze.

Black recorded 2.5 sacks and 3.5 tackles for loss last season while Terry racked up 23 tackles and a fumble recovery playing behind linebackers James Patterson and Kadofi Wright.

Howze — who was recruited alongside his brother Jaillen — was a three-star recruit out of high school but saw action in just one game for the Bulls.

Other official entries into the transfer portal include freshman wide receiver Thaliq Battle and freshmen offensive linemen Rowan McGwin and Nolan Gorczyca, according to 247Sports

The Bulls also lost commitments from multiple high-profile high school recruits, including quarterback Mekhi Lynn and safety Websley Etienne — both three-star recruits.

Lynn previously received offers from two Power Five programs in Cincinnati and Indiana, while Etienne was offered by Utah, Syracuse, Kentucky and Indiana.

UB head coach Maurice Linguist was nationally recognized for his recruiting prowess while serving as an assistant at Michigan, Minnesota and Texas A&M, among others, but the 37-year-old finished his first year at the helm of UB with a 4-8 record.

While Linguist is a proven recruiter, the Bulls’ poor 2021 display is forcing current players and high school commits to reevaluate their future at UB.

Linguist must find a way to reload with a strong 2022 signing class and compensate for the players and commits he’s lost.

Anthony DeCicco is the senior sports editor and can be reached at and @DeCicco42 on Twitter 

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Anthony DeCicco is the Editor-in-Chief of The Spectrum. His words have appeared in outlets such as SLAM Magazine In 2020, he was awarded First Prize for Sports Column Writing at the Society of Professional Journalists' Region 1 Mark of Excellence Awards. In his free time, he can be found watching ‘90s Knicks games and reading NFL Mock Drafts at 3 a.m. 



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