One problem for any of the players that go into the portal, your coach is
also going into the portal to replace you. Especially in Olympic sports where a finite number of schollies are being split up between athletes, schools you want to transfer to might have a problem giving you much money. They weren't planning on you at this point. Now in the future, coaches may start saving up for rainy day transfers, but this year I think they are as surprised as everyone else how many kids are in there. And then the money that your school (in this case VT) was giving you, might be being dispersed after your announcement.
Eberle should have done like Watts and made her deal before transferring or she is going to have to pay money to play next year.