Being in the portal doesn't necessarily mean they go through with it. It seems to be "what the cool kids do" now. I guess being in the transfer portal sounds exciting or something. Will be interesting to see what happens.
Whether you believe it or not, there are some of us on this site that are always VOls first; but SEC second and what happens to one of us happens to reflect on all of us in one way or the other. Believe it or not, the success or failure of the SEC is reflected in every member school. We are thought to be "the football conference" we seem to get the lion's share of the best players. There was a time we weren't considered much of a basketball conference, this has changed, we know seem to get, at least, our share of good players. So it goes with most sports. Being pro SEC matters.