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Georgia LB Jamon Dumas-Johnson visits Kentucky

Kentucky is making a push for one of the best defenders in the transfer portal.

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Wouldn’t you know it, Kentucky is pursuing Jamon Dumas-Johnson after all.

According to Cats Illustrated’s Justin Rowland, the Georgia transfer visited Kentucky this weekend prior to visiting the Auburn Tigers.

It’s unclear if he’ll take more visits, but it's big news regardless for the Cats as they look to bolster the linebacker position.

This will be one to watch ahead of Wednesday’s early signing period.


Mark Stoops and the Kentucky Wildcats have been busy in the early stages of the transfer window, landing some key pieces for the 2024 season.

Looking at the defensive side of the ball, Kentucky really needs some help after losing Trevin Wallace to the NFL Draft, while JJ Weaver and D’Eryk Jackson could follow suit.

It just so happens that Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Jamon Dumas-Johnson has entered the transfer portal, becoming easily one of the best defensive players to go portaling this year.

Dumas-Johnson was a two-year starter for the Bulldogs, was a semi-finalist for the Butkus Award in 2022, and was an integral part of their 29-game winning streak. He was a preseason First-Team All-American and started nine games this season before an injury sidelined him for the rest of the season.

For his career, he has totaled 126 tackles (17 tackles for loss), 9.5 sacks, and one interception that he returned for a touchdown.

It will be interesting to see who emerges as contenders to land Dumas-Johnson, but hopefully, the Cats will try to get him to Lexington.