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ASU football's Elijhah Badger, Bryce Pierre to enter transfer portal following Rashada

The two players are expected to enter the transfer portal following a string of transfers for the team


ASU redshirt senior Elijhah Badger (2) runs to the end zone for a score at Mountain America Stadium on Saturday, September 9, 2023, in Tempe. ASU lost to Oklahoma State 27-15.

ASU wide receiver redshirt senior Elijhah Badger and tight end graduate student Bryce Pierre are entering the transfer portal, according to reports on Friday. 

Badger was a leading receiver for the Sun Devils, accumulating 1,640 total receiving yards and 13 touchdowns since the 2021 season. He was a 2022 Pac-12 honorable mention and is a former top-140 overall recruit. 

According to Sun Devil Source, Alabama and Texas A&M are two potential schools interested in Badger. He was slated to be a top wide receiver in the Big 12, competing for the Sun Devils. 

Badger is among multiple ASU football players who have recently announced intentions to enter the transfer portal, including redshirt freshman quarterback Jaden Rashada. Rashada announced his plans to enter the transfer portal on Thursday, citing his efforts to find the best fit for his career. 

Badger has yet to comment on social media about his move into the portal, however he reposted a report on his X, formerly Twitter, about the move.

READ MORE: Jaden Rashada announces intention to enter transfer portal

Pierre will also enter the transfer portal, as announced via X on Friday. During his breakout 2023 season, he racked up 17 receptions and 139 receiving yards. 

"Thank you to Arizona State University for allowing me to call this home for the last three years," Pierre announced on Friday via X. "I have decided to enter the transfer portal as a graduate transfer for my last year of eligibility."

Pierre also thanked ASU head coach Kenny Dillingham and previous coach Herm Edwards in his post. 

The news of both transfers broke hours after the NCAA and ASU football reached an agreement about recruiting violations during the COVID-19 dead period.

Edited by Walker Smith and Sadie Buggle.

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