43% of players remain active in the portal (meaning they never find a home) or withdrew from their sport completely. 8.3% transfers are considered to move up, the rest are considered to move laterally or down a level. That's why athletes should do their homework along with their family to find a program & school that fits them. It's not about how big the school or high profile program.
2021-22 Transfer Portal Breakdown
Freshman: 336 D1 players are still in the portal, 713 total went in.
Sophomores: 191 D1 players are still in the portal, 447 total went in.
Juniors: 208 D1 players are still in the portal, 504 total went in.