NC State picked up an impact transfer at cornerback early Wednesday morning when Darion Dunn announced his decision to play for the Wolfpack. Dunn opted to leave McNeese State back in September, after the school’s season was pushed back to the spring.
Dunn wanted to move up to FBS in order to improve his NFL Draft prospects, and he should see plenty of time on the field for NC State in 2021. He could be an immediate starter at cornerback because he is a legit talent, and at 6’1 and 192 pounds, possesses ideal size for the position. He was also a sprinter on the McNeese track team, so he’s got wheels.
At McNeese in 2019, Dunn had 42 tackles, 11 pass breakups, and five interceptions—that performance earned him a first-team All-Southland Conference nod. He’d proven himself at that level.
This is a really solid add for the Wolfpack, and a welcome development for a secondary that has struggled in a variety of ways over the last few years.