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Jordan Dingle returns to Kentucky

A huge win for the Cats to get Jordan Dingle back.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 28 Tennessee at Kentucky Photo by Jeff Moreland/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

As it turns out, Jordan Dingle will remain with Kentucky Football.

Dingle announced the news Saturday on Twitter.

“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,” wrote Dingle.


The Kentucky Wildcats have seen several players enter their names into the transfer portal this offseason already, and another was reported Thursday afternoon.

First reported by On3’s transfer portal Twitter account, Kentucky tight end Jordan Dingle has entered his name into the portal.

From Bowling Green, the 6-foot-4, 235-pound tight end was a 3-star recruit in the class of 2021. He originally chose the Cats over offers from Purdue, Ohio State, Arkansas, Louisville, Missouri, South Carolina, and several others.

This past season, Dingle totaled 11 catches for 198 yards as he battled through injuries, keeping him on the sidelines for several games. In 2022, he caught 20 passes for 220 yards and three touchdowns.

Now, he will look to get back to that production elsewhere.

For Kentucky, this move now leaves Vince Marrow’s position room quite thin, especially with Izayah Cummings also transferring. With only Josh Kattus and Khamari Anderson slated to be the only two players returning with production from the 2023 season, the staff will likely have to look elsewhere to add some depth.

In the 2024 recruiting class, Kentucky does hold a commitment from in-state prospect Willie Rodriguez as they hope to fight off the new offers from Tennessee and Auburn in that recruitment.

Next man up.