The portal is just putting a technology in place to make an already established process more efficient and transparent.
i agree! what i will also say is that efficiency and transparency (coupled with things like youtube, social media, etc) make it much easier for a player to find a landing spot and also for coaches to convince a kid to leave. you're right that transfers have always been a fact of life ("roster management"), but we really haven't seen it on this scale before
make it 100 years and zero times with my name made public along a picture of me taking a dump and i'd still take it. try and make me feel shook from my private cabin in the swiss alps, lets see what happens
*laughs in bup bup bup*