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University of Montana wide receiver Samori Toure runs the ball to the wing after receiving a pass from the quarterback. 

Griz football All-American receiver Samori Toure has entered the NCAA Transfer Portal.

“After careful consideration and talking it over with my loved ones, I have decided to enter my name in the NCAA transfer portal as a graduate transfer with the intention of using my final year of eligibility in the ‘21 season,” he said in a statement posted to his Twitter and Instagram accounts on Nov. 12. 

In 2019, Toure broke the Griz single season record for receiving yards at 1,495 with 87 catches. He was the first Grizzly to record over 1000 yards since Jamal Jones in 2015, and he broke Randy Moss’ FCS record for yards in a playoff game with 303 against Southeast Louisiana. Toure entered this season with the eighth most receiving yards in school history.

He walked on the Griz with a partial scholarship after attending Westview High School in Portland, Oregon. He has one year of eligibility remaining. 

Toure was named to the preseason FCS All-American list and was also selected to the Big Sky Conference First Team after the 2019-20 seasons. 

He is the fourth Griz player to enter the transfer portal since the end of last season. Previous transfers include fellow wide receiver Jesse Owens, who transferred to Montana State to play basketball, cornerback Dareon Nash, who transferred to Idaho, and defensive tackle Cole Rosling, who transferred to Montana Tech.

The shortened Big Sky Football schedule is slated to start on February 27th, 2021, with UM traveling to Flagstaff to play Northern Arizona.