There were 664 sports transfers reported by schools to the Southern Section in February, a rise of more than 100 compared with February of last year, according to the latest monthly numbers supplied by the Southern Section.
So far for 2017-18, there have been 6,497 transfers reported. The transfer total for 2016-17 overall was 6,999 for the Southern Section. The data suggests there will be more than 7,000 reported transfers this school year.
If the Southern Section totals are rising, that means statewide there could be a record number of transfers reported. In 2016-17, there were 16,595 transfers statewide. The projection is for more than 17,000 this school year.