According to Valley News Live, NDSU's Jabril Cox LB put his name in the NCAA transfer portal in hopes of playing for an FBS school. In 2018 Jabril Cox was named defensive player of the year in the Missouri Valley Conference. According to FCS Stats Perform he has 258 tackles, including 32 tackles for loss and 14 sacks, in 45 career games.

According to the Athletic, by the end of the day on Monday more than 45 FBS schools were following him on Twitter including: Illinois, SMU and Utah, North Carolina, South Carolina and Cal, Baylor, Texas, Mississippi State, Florida State, Liberty, ECU, Texas Tech, Nebraska, Kent State, Georgia Tech, Washington State, Colorado, Eastern Michigan, LSU, Toledo, Michigan, FAU, Alabama, Ball State, Ole Miss, Virginia, Northwestern, Syracuse, Iowa State, Washington, Tennessee, Minnesota, Notre Dame, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana Tech, Akron, Miami, Vanderbilt, Missouri, TCU, Rutgers, Oklahoma State, Temple, Boston College and Arizona.

Here is the statement Jabril Cox released,

"First And Foremost, I Want To Thank NDSU And Coach Entz For Giving Me The Opportunity To Get An Education And Play The Game I Love. I Am Extremely Grateful For All Of My Past And Present Coaches, Teammates, NDSU Administration, And Bison Fans For All The Support Over The Past Four Years. While At NDSU And After Three National Titles I Know That I Put My Heart And Soul Into The Success Of This Football Program As Well As My Education. I Learned To Be Not Only A Great Football Player, But Also A Great Man.

One Of The Goals I Set For Myself Was To Play Football At The D1A FBS Level. By Entering The Graduate Transfer Portal, I Have The Opportunity To Explore That Dream. I'm Looking Forward To What This Next Opportunity Holds And Hope All Of You Will Support Me In This Next Step And Throughout My Career."

Go Bison