Near the end of last week, Kentucky's own Jordan Dingle announced his intentions to enter his name into the transfer portal. A lot of Kentucky fans were probably scratching their heads at this decision and worried about what the tight end room might look like for the Wildcats in the coming year. However, it did not take long for him to change his mind about transferring away from the Wildcat organization.
Just earlier today, Dingle announced via his social media that he plans on staying at the University of Kentucky. "After a lot of prayer and talks with my family and the UK coaching staff, I know the best place for me to continue developing my game is right here at Kentucky. To my brothers, let’s work! I'm excited about the future of UK Football! Let's go! #BBN," said the returnee.
Jordan managed to grab 11 receptions for 198 yards in his redshirt sophomore season. He also had two breakout performances this season, one against Akron and one against Tennessee. In these two games alone he combined for 150 yards receiving. He's shown he can be a contributor on this offense when called on.
Kentucky needed this one if you ask me. The retain Jordan Dingle back for another year is very big news. The tight end room took a big hit as Brendan Bates is out of eligibility and early in the transfer portal opening Izayah Cummings rightfully entered his name. Now Kentucky has some depth at this position as they'll have Dingle, Kattus, Anderson, and potentially the talented incoming freshman Willie Rodriguez if they can fend off a late recruiting charge from Tennessee on the 3-star recruit.