Ole Miss defensive back reportedly enters NCAA transfer portal
Ole Miss could be losing some depth in its secondary for the 2021 season.
According to 247Sports.com, Rebels sophomore defensive back Jay Stanley has entered the NCAA transfer portal after spending the first two years of his college career at Ole Miss. That means he could be leaving the program as he explores the options for his future.
Stanley played nine games as a freshman in 2019, collecting 20 tackles and a pass deflection. This past season, he had six tackles and a pass deflection in six games.
Prior to coming to Ole Miss, Stanley was a 3-star recruit out of Brandon (Miss.) High School. He committed to the Rebels on June 24, 2018, as the No. 92 safety in the 2019 class, per the 247Sports Composite rankings.
When Stanley joined the Rebels, Matt Luke was still their head coach. After Luke was fired, the school hired Lane Kiffin to take over, and he led them to a 5-5 season in 2020, which ended with an Outback Bowl victory over Indiana.
However, perhaps Stanley will be looking to join a program in which he can have a bigger role on its defense in the future.