Mark Stoops stays hot in the transfer portal. Jantzen Dunn, a transfer defensive back from Ohio State, has announced his commitment to Kentucky!
Before spending two years playing for Ohio State, Dunn was a 4-star recruit from Bowling Green, Kentucky and ended as the second ranked player from the state in his recruiting class (247 Sports). Dunn did not see much playing time with the Buckeyes, totalling just nine snaps on defense, in addition to minimal special teams reps, during his time there. Dunn had redshirted his first year, so he will come to Kentucky with three years of eligibility remaining.
After a somewhat surprising decision from Carrington Valentine entering his name into the NFL Draft, Stoops and company are wasting no time rebuilding the secondary. In addition to Valentine, Kentucky will also be losing veterans Keidron Smith and Tyrell Ajian as they have completed their college eligibility. However, the Cats pick up Jantzen Dunn just three days after also securing a commitment from JQ Hardaway, a freshman transfer cornerback from Cincinnati. Kentucky also has 4-star safety Avery Stuart in their incoming recruiting class, as well as Jalen Geiger and Vito Tisdale on schedule to return from injury. Just as it looks like Kentucky will be thin in the secondary, Brad White will have a young, deep and talented cornerback and safety room to work with.