The Kentucky Wildcats got a bit of a signing day surprise today, though it wasn’t from a high school recruit.
Instead, it was Georgia Tech transfer Justice Dingle who signed with the Wildcats, the school announced.
Dingle, originally a Class of 2018 recruit, played high school football at Bowling Green in Kentucky. Rivals had the inside linebacker rated as a four-star recruit ranked second in the state, though he left the Bluegrass to sign with the Yellow Jackets. He entered the transfer portal back on Nov. 24.
Now a 6-3, 280-pound defensive lineman, Dingle appeared in eight career games with eight tackles, one tackle for loss, one sack and three fumble recoveries while playing linebacker and defensive end. Kentucky is listing him as an outside linebacker.
Among the schools who offered Dingle a scholarship coming out of high school included Tennessee, Virginia, Purdue, Louisville and Kentucky among others.
Dingle is the brother of Kentucky signee Jordan Dingle, a three-star tight end who also played at Bowling Green. Jordan signed with the Cats today.
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