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Texas hosting James Madison transfer LB Diamonte Tucker-Dorsey

The Virginia product led the Dukes in tackles last season and is one of the top players available in the NCAA transfer portal.

In the hopes of adding depth at inside linebacker, the Texas Longhorns are hosting James Madison Dukes transfer linebacker Diamonte Tucker-Dorsey for an official visit this week.

Tucker-Dorsey was hosted by UFC on an official visit over the weekend and it’s possible that he could also visit Texas A&M, but there is a compressed timetable for Tucker-Dorsey, who wants to decide this week. So the Longhorns could receive the final visit from the James Madison transfer, always a positive in recruiting.

A Norfolk, Virginia product in the 2017 recruiting class, Tucker-Dorsey was a consensus two-star prospect who also held offers from Delaware State, Elon, Norfolk State, and Youngstown State. In 2017, the 5’10, 214-pounder redshirted before emerging as a special teams contributor in 2018. By 2020, Tucker-Dorsey was a full-time starter, recording 51 total tackles (19 solo) to go with 2.5 tackles for loss, a half sack, one pass breakup and two quarterback hurries in eight games. As a redshirt junior in 2021, Tucker-Dorsey broke out, leading the Dukes with 116 tackles, adding nine tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, and four interceptions.

Texas has a need at inside linebacker with only seven players projected at the position for preseason camp, including Luke Brockermeyer, who is still recovering from a torn ACL. If the Longhorns can land Tucker-Dorsey, it will address one of the last major needs this offseason and put Texas at 85 scholarship players for the 2022 season.