Cincinnati Football: Bearcats bring in former Michigan State defensive lineman Jalen Hunt

Michigan State Spartans defensive lineman Jalen Hunt celebrates against the Michigan Wolverines at Spartan Stadium. USA Today.
Michigan State Spartans defensive lineman Jalen Hunt celebrates against the Michigan Wolverines at Spartan Stadium. USA Today. /
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After originally committing to Houston in January, former Michigan State defensive lineman Jalen Hunt flipped his transfer to Cincinnati this week!

Coming out of Belleville High School, the Michigan native was the 74th highest ranked defensive lineman in the country according to 247 Sports.

Hunt entered the transfer portal in early December and eventually committed to Houston before recently flipping his commitment to Cincinnati.

The veteran defensive lineman is set to have two years of eligibility remaining after totaling 19 tackles in 23 appearances at Michigan State.

Cincinnati Football: Bearcats bring in former Michigan State defensive tackle Jalen Hunt

Cincinnati officially announced the addition of eight transfers including Detroit native and Kentucky offensive tackle Deondre Buford.

Following his sophomore season at Kentucky, Buford entered the portal in May and revealed his commitment to the Bearcats a month ago!

Other transfers that committed to Cincinnati include Florida wide receiver Xzavier Henderson and Virginia Tech edge rusher Kyree Moyston.

Wide receiver duo Braden Smith and Aaron Turner, plus linebacker Dion Hunter and safety George Udo were introduced in the announcement too.

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Henderson compiled 835 receiving yards and five touchdowns in 35 games with the Gators including a team-high 38 catches last season.

Moyston is expected to have three years of eligibility left and will look to add depth alongside Utah State transfer edge rusher Daniel Grzesiak.

Turner led the Huskies with 527 receiving yards and three touchdowns last year, and Smith posted 370 receiving yards and 27 catches in 2020.

Udo totaled 44 tackles and three sacks during his career with the Cougars, including a season-high three tackles against Baylor in September.

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