Cedrick Dort Jr Enters Transfer Portal

UK Athletics

An already thin position group gets a little bit thinner as defensive back Cedrick Dort Jr enters the transfer portal. The Florida native and former 3 star recruit will look to find a new home for his last season of college eligibility.

Kentucky is anticipated to fill this void and potentially add even more depth in the cornerback position through the transfer portal as well. Sophomore Carrington Valentine can potentially see an even bigger increase in role next year too.

Dort was thrown into a much bigger role this season following the departures of Kelvin Joseph and Brandin Echols to the NFL draft. Despite starting throughout the season, he did not record any interceptions or pass deflections. A fresh start in a new system for Dort and the addition of new defensive backs at Kentucky can ultimately be a mutually beneficial decision for both parties.