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Texas flips McNeese State grad transfer CB Darion Dunn from NC State

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The Longhorns added some help in the secondary on Early Signing Day.

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The Texas Longhorns made a surprise addition on Early Signing Day, as McNeese State Cowboys cornerback Darion Dunn flipped his commitment from the North Carolina State Wolfpack, he announced on Twitter.

The 6’1, 192-pounder is a Louisiana native who also ran track for McNeese State, finishing third in the 110-meter hurdles at the SLC Outdoor Championships, so Dunn has the speed that defensive coordinator Chris Ash likes in his cornerbacks.

As a redshirt sophomore in 2018, Dunn intercepted two passes to tie for the team lead before a truly breakout season last year — he tied for the conference lead with five interceptions and had 16 passes defensed, along with 42 tackles.

Texas returns both of its starting cornerbacks next season, as well as Jalen Green, the junior who served as the first player off the bench for Ash behind redshirt junior Josh Thompson and junior D’Shawn Jamison. The other cornerback expected to play in the rotation during the 2020 season, redshirt freshman Kenyatta Watson II, transferred to Georgia Tech.