Arizona loses starting defensive back to transfer portal after Jedd Fisch departure
Arizona defensive back Ephesians Prysock announced on Tuesday he has officially put his name into the transfer portal.
Prysock becomes the second major Wildcats contributor to opt for the portal following the departure of head coach Jedd Fisch. The 6-foot-4 defensive back was an All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention performer in 2023 after starting every game at safety.
He’s a true sophomore with three years to play two at his next school.
Officially in the transfer portal… 🙏🏾
— EPHESIANS PRYSOCK (@ephe5ian5) January 16, 2024
Prysock came to Arizona as a 4-star recruit in the 2022 class out of Canyon Country in California.
He played in 10 games with 16 tackles in 2022 as a true freshman, then blossomed into a reliable contributor in 2023. In 13 appearances, Prysock totaled 61 tackles, seven pass breakups, one interception, and one blocked kick. He also had a tackle for a loss in the Utah game.
Prysock played the second-most snaps of anyone on the Wildcat defense in 2023.
Naturally, he’ll be linked to Washington. The Huskies have several needs in the secondary themselves; top options at corner (Jabbar Muhammad), nickel (Mishael Powell), and safety (Asa Turner) all opted to enter the transfer portal following Kalen DeBoer’s move to Alabama.
Both schools, Arizona and Washington, find themselves in 30-day windows where players can enter the portal to explore their options. Prysock and anyone else who does so will still have the option to return to their school, which puts the onus on the new head coach in both spots to re-recruit their roster.
With Fisch taking a chunk of his coaching staff with him to Seattle, it’s fair to assume he’ll look to recruit Arizona players to follow him. We’ll see who ultimately does.