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WR Isaiah Alston back in transfer portal

Isaiah Alston, Army’s leader in receiving yards the last three seasons, has played his last game at West Point.

Alston announced Friday that he has, “decided to resign my commission from the United States Military Academy and separate himself from the academy,” and enter the transfer portal for the second time.

The 6-4, 195-pound Carteret, N.J. product said he has two years of eligibility remaining in a social media post. Listed as a junior on the roster, Alston was limited to four games in his fourth season for Army this fall. He still topped the team with 266 receiving yards on only nine catches.

“First and foremost, I would like to thank God for blessing me with the opportunities in life and having the ability to live out my dream,” Alston wrote in the post. “I would also like to thank my family for being there for me every step of the way. I can’t explain how grateful I am for the many opportunities presented to me.”

Alston continued, “I would like to thank the coaching staff, all of my instructors who have helped me develop into the man I am today. To my teammates, I love all of you and will forever cherish the memories we have shared.”

Alston entered the transfer portal for the first time after his sophomore season in early 2022 but returned to the academy. He posted an offer from Kansas and Houston Saturday (Dec. 16).

Alston’s talents and size have attracted the attention of NFL scouts. Two scouts told Black Knight Nation earlier in the season that Alston was the player with the most NFL-caliber talent on Army’s roster.

Alston finishes his Army career with 1,031 yards on 49 catches, an average of 21 yards per reception. He caught six touchdowns.



  1. Anton Zurbrugg

    December 16, 2023 at 7:25 PM

    Wouldn’t he have a two-year active duty military obligation since he is resigning in his Junior/Second Class Year?

    • fhsmct

      December 16, 2023 at 8:37 PM


      If he goes thru with it, he’s headed for an enlisted stunt in the Army🤗

  2. Mark

    December 16, 2023 at 11:19 PM

    I have the same question, although it would be a five year commitment.

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