NC State adds transfer defensive back
Early Wednesday morning, McNeese State grad transfer Darion Dunn announced that he was going to NC State.
Dunn announced in September that he was entering the transfer portal, following the FCS’ decision to postpone its football season until the spring.
The 6-foot-1, 192-pounder from Oakdale, La., was a two-sport standout for McNeese State, also competing in track. He finished third in the 60-meter hurdles at the Southland Conference Indoor Track Championships in both 2018 and 2019, before setting a school record and winning the event in 2020 with a time of 7.89 seconds.
In football, Dunn was a preseason FCS All-American this fall after earning first-team All-Southland Conference honors in 2019, when he made 42 tackles, five interceptions and 11 pass breakups.
A year prior, Dunn piled up 33 tackles (including 2.5 for loss and a sack) and two interceptions.
Prior to the 2020 season, Dunn was put on the 2021 Reese's Senior Bowl Top 250 Watch List. The Senior Bowl is a postseason college all-star game, which offers players a chance to showcase their talents for NFL scouts.
The Pack has also offered Northern Iowa grad transfer defensive back Xavior Williamss, who updated his recruitment to The Wolfpacker on Wednesday.
One of top developmental big corners in ‘21 draft is @McNeeseFootball CB Darion Dunn. Listed at 6’1” and had 24’2” LJ for McNeese track team. When he’s focused he can cover & play the ball. Made some nice flash plays vs. Oklahoma State’s Tylan Wallace. #TheDraftStartsInMOBILE pic.twitter.com/2iDsNBRz55— Jim Nagy (@JimNagy_SB) July 25, 2020