Former Louisville Target Jantzen Dunn Has Entered The Transfer Portal

The transfer portal has been extremely busy since the end of the college football regular season. With Jeff Brohm now leading the University of Louisville football program, the Cardinals look to bring in multiple players both via the portal and the FlyVille23 class. One of the pros of hiring Brohm was the vast improvement of not only recruiting in the city of Louisville, but in the state as a whole. This past weekend two 2023 Purdue commits from Kentucky flipped to Louisville (St. Xavier DL Micah Carter and Henderson County DL Saadiq Clements). On top of that, transfers with local ties have been mentioned in regard to possible options for Louisville (Stanford DE Stephen Herron and UNLV RB Aidan Robbins). Ohio State defensive back transfer Jantzen Dunn may not be from the Louisville area, but he very well could be on the Cardinals’ radar, again.

Dunn entered the portal on Tuesday after spending two years with the Buckeyes’ program; the Bowling Green, Ky. native only appeared in a handful of contests with Ohio State. The 6-foot-2 defensive back was ranked as the 172nd-best prospect overall in the 2021 class, choosing the Buckeyes over Kentucky, Louisville, Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor etc.

Here is what national writer Charles Power wrote about Dunn back in 2020:

“Long and lean with an angular frame. Thin build with long arms and thin throughout his lower body. Has plenty of room to add mass. Is a high level athlete on the track and in combine settings, showing his explosiveness with strong marks in the vertical, long jump and broad jump in addition to very good speed and change of direction. Plays wide receiver and safety for his high school and projects on defense at the next level at safety or corner. Has top notch play speed, closing quickly when moving downhill from his safety spot. Shows a wide range with ability to get to the sideline in zone coverage. Has the physical framework and athleticism to develop into a strong tackler and run defender over time. His wide receiver background helps with the ball skills in coverage. Also shows his athleticism at receiver with the ability to rip off long catch and runs, outpacing opposing defenses. Has some rigidity in his backpedal and can continue improving his man cover skills. A high upside type who should continue getting better at a steady rate. Projects as a Power Five starter with the upside to develop into a NFL Draft pick.”

Despite Dunn not seeing significant action on a crowded Ohio State depth chart, there is heavy interest expected from many schools. Louisville recruited him prior to him choosing to go elsewhere, and it will be interesting to see if Brohm and company decided to pursue the Kentucky native. It’s also worth noting that Dunn was high on UK before committing to OSU; therefore, the Wildcats are another school to keep an eye on.

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