BYU Football DE Zoom Esplin Enters NCAA Transfer Portal

Apr 17, 2023, 12:31 PM

Follow @kslsports...

PROVO, Utah – BYU football continues to go through personnel changes under the direction of first-year coordinator Jay Hill.

The latest example of change is defensive end Zoom Esplin entering the NCAA Transfer Portal on Monday. Jeff Hansen of 247Sports first reported Esplin’s entry into the portal.

Since the post-spring Transfer Portal window opened on April 15, five BYU players have entered. Four of those five players were on the defensive side of the ball.

Esplin is an offensive tackle/defensive end prospect. BYU brought him on to contribute along the defensive line. He was a lightly recruited three-star prospect out of Encinitas, California, as part of the 2022 recruiting class.

That was due to him not beginning to play football until he was in high school.

Zoom Esplin was a signee in the 2022 recruiting class

Esplin greyshirted during the 2022 season and officially joined the BYU football program in January of this year. He participated in spring practices and got some reserve snaps at defensive end during the final week of the 15 practice sessions.

Esplin has a towering presence along the defensive line. The former multi-sport athlete at Las Costa Canyon High in California stands at 6-foot-8 and is 265 pounds.

Whichever school Esplin continues his college football career with, he will have five years to play four. He still has a redshirt year available.

Since the December portal window was open, BYU has had 18 players enter the NCAA Transfer Portal. Eight of those 17 have ended up at new FBS programs.

BYU football post-spring Transfer Portal entries

Download the new & improved KSL Sports app from Utah’sports leader. You can stream live radio, video and stay up to date on all of your favorite teams.

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12–3 p.m.) on KSL Newsradio. Follow MiMitch’soverage of BYU moving to the Big 12 Conference on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

KSL 5 TV Live

KSLSports Feed

Follow @kslsports...

KSL Sports

Southern Utah’s Comeback Attempt Falls Short Against Central Arkansas

Southern Utah suffered a heartbreaking loss to Central Arkansas after the Thunderbirds' comeback attempt fell a couple of points short.

10 hours ago

Follow @kslsports...

KSL Sports

Utah Tech Football Drops To Colorado State Following Second-Half Run

The Utah Tech Trailblazers lost to the Colorado State Rams, 41-20, after getting outscored 20-3 in the second half.

11 hours ago

Follow @kslsports...

KSL Sports

Southern Utah’s Football Game Against Central Arkansas Delayed Due To Weather

The Southern Utah Thunderbirds saw their game against the Central Arkansas Bears be grounded during the second half due to a weather delay.

11 hours ago

Follow @kslsports...

KSL Sports

Utah QB Bryson Barnes Traveled Home With Team Following Hospital Visit

After a hit sent him to the hospital, QB Bryson Barnes was able to check out and travel back to Utah with the team.

11 hours ago

Follow @kslsports...

KSL Sports

Raiders Release Chandler Jones, Capping Final Tumultuous Month With Team

The Las Vegas Raiders released defensive end Chandler Jones on Saturday, ending a tumultuous final month with the club.

16 hours ago

Follow @kslsports...

KSL Sports

Weber State Forces Three Late Interceptions To Complete Comeback Over Northern Colorado

The Weber State Wildcats football team outscored the Northern Colorado Bears 21-0 in the fourth quarter to come back from down 14.

16 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Design mockup half in white and half in color of luxury house interior with open plan living room a...

Lighting Design

Lighting Design 101: Learn the Basics

These lighting design basics will help you when designing your home, so you can meet both practical and aesthetic needs.

an antler with large horns int he wilderness...

Three Bear Lodge

Yellowstone in the Fall: A Wildlife Spectacle Worth Witnessing

While most people travel to this park in the summer, late fall in Yellowstone provides a wealth of highlights to make a memorable experience.

a diverse group of students raising their hands in a classroom...

Little Orchard Preschool

6 Benefits of Preschool for Kids

Some of the benefits of preschool for kids include developing independence, curiosity, and learning more about the world.

rodeo contestant on a saddle bronc...


Get Ready for the Days of ‘47 Rodeo!

The Days of '47 Rodeo is a series of events everyone in the family can enjoy, with world-class rodeo contestants vying for the gold medal.

Electric LED Lightbulb Change In Light At Home...

Lighting Design

How to Know When to Upgrade Your Lighting

This guide explores indicators that suggest it’s time for a lighting upgrade with tips to make an informed decision when you’re ready to buy. 

Brunette guy in headphones playing games on his desktop computer...

PC Laptops

Looking For a New Computer? Use This Desktop Buying Guide

Choosing a new desktop computer can come with a lot of questions, so we created this desktop buying guide.

BYU Football DE Zoom Esplin Enters NCAA Transfer Portal