Possible transfer portal landing spot for shocking Auburn football departee

One analyst revealed a transfer portal landing spot for the Auburn football program's shocking January 5 departee.
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On3's Justin Hokanson revealed a likely landing spot for shocking Auburn football transfer portal entry Keionte Scott, who shockingly entered the portal on January 5: Texas A&M, which just landed Wesley McGriff for Mike Elko's inaugural Aggies staff.

"The changes on staff created some uncertainty with Scott," Hokanson prefaced before saying, "He was trending towards entering all week. Auburn worked hard to keep him in the fold, but for now, he plans to enter the portal.

"Watch for Texas A&M here, with Wesley McGriff joining that staff."

Scott had made a video announcing his supposed return to the Plains, claiming in it that his “time in Jordan-Hare is not done.”

But it seemingly is. And no one saw it coming.

Keionte Scott's transfer portal entry 'doesn't necessarily' guarantee he will leave Auburn football

AL.com's Matt Cohen left the door open for Scott to return to Auburn, though he also acknowledged that it more than likely is a massive loss for the program.

"Scott has been among the biggest vocal leaders on Auburn’s roster in two seasons since arriving from Snow College as a junior college transfer," Cohen prefaced before saying, "He has gone on to be one of Auburn’s best defensive players and was set to be the only returning piece with any experience in Auburn’s secondary.

"While Scott has not yet officially put his name in the portal, nor does his potential entry necessarily guarantee he will leave Auburn, Scott’s possible departure is nothing short of massive for Auburn’s plans heading into 2024."

247Sports' Phillip Dukes further added context about Scott potentially withdrawing from the transfer portal.

"Auburn standout Keionte Scott is still weighing his options & there is a chance that he could stay in Auburn," Dukes wrote. "His ability and leadership will garner major interest in the portal. Sources say Au still has a chance due to his close relationship with Secondary coach Zac Etheridge."

Scott has previously spoken about finding a second home in Lee County, Alabama as a San Diego export. If this portal entry stands, the former JUCO transfer will have to find yet another new law to continue his collegiate career. For what it's worth, Scott was a potential early-round NFL prospect according to 247Sports' Matt Zenitz.