Cincinnati Football: Bearcats defensive back duo decide to enter transfer portal

Cincinnati Bearcats face rival West Virginia at Milan Puskar Stadium.
Cincinnati Bearcats face rival West Virginia at Milan Puskar Stadium. /
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A ton of players opted to enter the transfer portal this week including Cincinnati Bearcats defensive back duo Sammy Anderson Jr and Justin Harris.

Both veteran cornerbacks played a consistent role in the Bearcats defensive secondary in recent years but will look to finish their respective careers elsewhere.

Following a great fall training camp, Anderson was expected to start at cornerback before going down with a season-ending head contusion in September.

Harris compiled a career-high 31 tackles, six pass deflections and one interception this season after replacing Anderson when he was out with an injury.

Cincinnati Football: Bearcats defensive back duo decide to enter transfer portal

  • Cornerback Sammy Anderson
  • Cornerback Justin Harris
  • Defensive back Isiah Cox
  • Defensive back Bryon Threats
  • Defensive back George Udo
  • Defensive back Deshawn Pace
  • Defensive end Justin Wodtly
  • Linebacker Jah-Mal Williams
  • Linebacker James Camden
  • Offensive lineman Cam Jones
  • Offensive lineman Luke Dalton
  • Running back Myles Montgomery
  • Running back Shaun Thomas
  • Running back Stephan Byrd
  • Tight end Chamon Metayer
  • Wide receiver Donovan Ollie
  • Wide receiver Ty Perkins

Anderson went down with a season-ending injury in the opener and missed his entire junior year, despite claiming he was able to play in a social media post.

It was clear that Anderson would eventually enter the transfer portal after disputing the decision that he couldn’t return to the field by the medical staff.

The Dayton native was a coveted 4-star prospect that committed to Cincinnati in 2019 over Louisville, Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State and Pittsburgh.

Stay tuned for the most recent transfer rumors and updates as Scott Satterfield’s coaching staff hopes to put together an impressive 2024 transfer haul!

Cincinnati Football: Deshawn Pace plans to enter transfer portal in coming days

Cincinnati defensive back and Colerain High School product Deshawn Pace announced his decision to enter the transfer portal after his senior season.

Despite moving to a new position in the offseason, Pace played a significant role in the secondary with a team-high 80 tackles and one interception this year.

Pace developed into a dynamic and versatile player that has been a key part of the Bearcats success on defense throughout his memorable four-year career.

The Cincinnati native had four interceptions and 95 tackles in 2021 before totaling 62 tackles and one interception to go with five tackles for loss in 2022.

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