After entering the transfer portal last week, former Louisville linebacker Dorian Jones will follow head coach Scott Satterfield and join the Bearcats with at least two years of eligibility left.
Jones was a 3-star prospect coming out of high school and originally committed to Appalachian State under Satterfield before heading to Louisville when the head coach was hired in 2018.
In the first appearance of his freshman year, the Florida native tore his ACL and was forced to miss the rest of the season before bouncing back with a consistent special teams role in 2020.
The 6’0, 236-pound linebacker played in 36 games during four years at Louisville and racked up 83 total tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, three fumble recoveries and one forced fumble.
Cincinnati Football: Louisville transfer linebacker Dorian Jones will join the Bearcats
Jones appeared in all 13 games including one start this season, finishing with 34 tackles and three sacks. In the lone start, Jones totaled a team-high six tackles in a win over South Florida.
Despite being a reserve for most of his time at Louisville, Jones has plenty of experience because he was thrust into a starting role due to an injury and started the last six games in 2021.
In addition to following Satterfield to Cincinnati, Jones will continue to work alongside Bearcats recently-named defensive coordinator Bryan Brown and linebackers coach Derek Nicholson.
Make sure to stay up to date with the latest transfer portal news as Cincinnati looks to add more depth after bringing over a pair of offensive linemen in Luke Kandra and Trevor Radosevich.
Cincinnati Football: Louisville offensive lineman Luke Kandra commits to hometown Bearcats
The former 4-star recruit from Elder High School played in 21 games during two years at Louisville before deciding to enter the portal on Wednesday and committing to Cincinnati the next night.
Satterfield is expected to add several assistants from Louisville to the Bearcats revamped staff including offensive line coach Nic Cardwell, who played a part in Kandra’s recent commitment.
Kandra committed to Louisville in June of 2019 and appeared in 13 games as a freshman. The sophomore guard played eight games with two starts this season as he dealt with an injury.