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  Another key member of the James Madison defense has entered his name in the NCAA Transfer Portal. Cornerback Wesley McCormick made the announcement Friday afternoon with a post on Twitter. McCormick has one year of eligibility remaining. McCormick missed nearly all of the 2021 season due to injury but he was a two-year starter at JMU. He started seven games during the 2021 spring season while making 11 starts during the 2019 campaign. He racked up 68 tackles and three interceptions during his time with the Dukes. McCormick's decision to enter the transfer portal comes just a few days after James Madison star linebacker Diamonte Tucker-Dorsey announced he has also entered the portal. - WHSV.Com

(DS#999 CB) rSr/2023 CB Wesley McCormickJames Madison
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  Diamonte Tucker-Dorsey grew up dreaming of playing on college football's highest level, but out of high school he didn't garner enough interest. After playing four seasons at James Madison, appearing in the past 38 consecutive games and making 22 starts at linebacker in the process, Tucker-Dorsey said he entered his name in the transfer portal searching to accomplish his childhood dream. "I feel like I'm a good player and I just wanted to be on a bigger stage," Tucker-Dorsey told the Daily News-Record. "Going into the FBS transition, not being able to win anything had something to do with it. The biggest thing was getting more exposure, playing on a bigger stage and showcasing my talent." Tucker-Dorsey starred on defense this past fall with the Dukes, leading the team with 116 tackles, adding nine tackles for a loss, 2.5 sacks, a pair of forced fumbles and four interceptions.

It wasn't an easy decision for the Norfolk native, he said. Tucker-Dorsey called himself a "JMU guy" and said this wasn't something he saw coming a few years ago. "I've been thinking about it for a while," Tucker-Dorsey said. "It definitely wasn't something that just popped into my head. It's been on my mind for a while." Since entering the portal on Tuesday evening, Tucker-Dorsey has heard from a number of major college football programs. The 5-foot-10, 214 pound linebacker has received offers from Auburn, Texas, Texas A&M, UCF and Ole Miss during his short time in the portal. - Daily News-Record


(DS#999 ILB) rSr/2023 ILB Diamonte Tucker-DorseyJames Madison
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  James Madison redshirt senior linebacker Diamonte Tucker-Dorsey has entered his name in the transfer portal, he announced via Twitter on Tuesday evening. Tucker-Dorsey, who was a leader on the defense for the Dukes this past spring, is in the portal as a graduate transfer with one year of eligibility remaining. "JMU nation, I love you!" Tucker-Dorsey wrote in the post. "I will never forget the memories, the highs, the lows, the lessons and the people I have met here. James Madison University is a special place and I was blessed to be a part of it." Tucker-Dorsey started all 14 games last season, logging a team-high 116 tackles with nine tackles for a loss, 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and four interceptions. The Norfolk native was named First Team All-CAA, HERO Sports FCS Second Team All-American and Stats Perform FCS Third Team All-American after the fall campaign. - Daily News-Record

(DS#999 ILB) rSr/2023 ILB Diamonte Tucker-DorseyJames Madison
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  05/08/22 - Antoine BoothrFr/2026, James Madison, 5-11, 175 (DS#999 CB) + More +

  Growing up, Antoine Booth took any opportunity to visit James Madison in order to catch a game inside Bridgeforth Stadium. A young football player at the time, Booth watched as the Dukes battled Colonial Athletic Association foes like Richmond and William & Mary. As he sat in the stands, Booth had the thought of playing at JMU creep into the back of his mind. Booth's father, Tony, starred for the Dukes during his four years in Harrisonburg. The older Booth was a two-time All-American, set the single-season interceptions record in 1997 (now second-most) and was drafted in the seventh round by the Carolina Panthers the following season.

Fast forward to this week and Antoine, a Michigan State defensive back, announced he was transferring to JMU, following in his father's footsteps. Booth said his dad never pressured him to pick the Dukes, but was happy when he told him he was trading his green and white in for purple and gold. "To be honest, it was a dream come true to be able to commit to JMU," Booth said. "This was something that I loved. I've always had love for JMU." The former Spartan only spent a couple weeks in the transfer portal after entering the NCAA's revolving door after Michigan State's spring game. - Daily News-Record


(DS#999 CB) rFr/2026 CB Antoine BoothJames Madison
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  05/07/22 - Nehki MeredithSo/2025, James Madison, 5-08, 178 (DS#999 CB) + More +

  Just after Nehki Meredith announced his commitment to James Madison on Wednesday evening, he was playing basketball at the Dukes' student university rec center. The NC State transfer defensive back was quickly taken in by the Dukes' players when he arrived for a visit earlier in the day and he already knew a few of them from the Hampton Roads area. He wasn't the only Power 5 defensive back to announce his decision to transfer to JMU on Wednesday, joined by Michigan State corner Antoine Booth as the Dukes continue to boost their secondary with FBS transfers.

Meredith, who played at Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School, was teammates with Dukes' cornerback John Ransom and played against running backs Latrele Palmer and Kaelon Black during their prep years. The Virginia Beach native was also on the same youth basketball team as Dukes' linebacker Taurus Jones, so JMU felt like home. - Daily News-Record


(DS#999 CB) So/2025 CB Nehki MeredithJames Madison
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  05/06/22 - Antoine BoothrFr/2026, James Madison, 5-11, 175 (DS#999 CB) + More +

  Updates regarding the NCAA transfer portal and the James Madison football team after the Dukes recently wrapped up spring practice. Incoming Transfers: Antoine Booth,...Cornerback from Michigan State...Four years of eligibility remaining (redshirted in 2021)...Son of JMU Hall of Fame football player Tony Booth. - WHSV.com

(DS#999 CB) rFr/2026 CB Antoine BoothJames Madison
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  05/06/22 - Sam ClarkrSr/2023, James Madison, 6-2, 198 (DS#999 P) + More +

  Updates regarding the NCAA transfer portal and the James Madison football team after the Dukes recently wrapped up spring practice. Incoming Transfers - Sam Clark, Punter from Sacramento State...One year of eligibility remaining...Averaged 44.4 yards per punt in 2021, career-long 73-yard punt in 2019. - WHSV.com

(DS#999 P) rSr/2023 P Sam ClarkJames Madison
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  04/30/22 - Troy LewisSo/2025, James Madison, 6-2, 190 (DS#999 WR) + More +

  During James Madison's spring camp, head coach Curt Cignetti said the James Madison Dukes might look for a wide receiver in the transfer portal. The Dukes were thin at the position at times during spring practices and were in the market to add depth. Less than a week after the team wrapped up its spring camp, James Madison coach Curt Cignetti gained a commitment from East Carolina transfer wide receiver Troy Lewis. Lewis is the third FBS transfer the Dukes have gained a commitment from this spring, joining Rutgers defensive lineman Jamree Kromah and Liberty offensive lineman Andrew Adair.

For Lewis, a Richmond native, the opportunity to play at JMU was one he couldn't pass up. When he entered the portal, he said his goal was to end up in Harrisonburg. Soon after, wide receivers coach and offensive coordinator Mike Shanahan reached out. The former three-star recruit out of Matoaca High School said he heard from a number of schools during his 10 days in the transfer portal, but the Dukes were at the top of his list. - Daily News


(DS#999 WR) So/2025 WR Troy LewisJames Madison
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  04/26/22 - Todd CenteiorSr/2023, James Madison, 6-1, 221 (DS#68 QB) + More +

  It's no secret that JMU is in the middle of a three-way quarterback competition between graduate student and Colorado State transfer Todd Centeio, redshirt freshman Billy Atkins and true freshman Alonza Barnett III. Cignetti has liked what he's seen out of each quarterback at times this spring, but isn't going to rush naming the starting signal-caller. "I think it's a three-way quarterback battle. It's definitely going to go into the fall," Cignetti said. "There will not be a decision this spring, that's for sure." Throughout the spring, Cignetti has said that he's looking for clear separation between the quarterbacks to name a starter. So far, none of the quarterbacks have pulled away from the others at this point in practice.

Centeio and Atkins have split first-team reps evenly this spring, alternating days with the starting group, except for last Saturday, when Barnett earned first-team reps. In that case, Centeio and Atkins worked with the second and third teams during the open part of practice. Centeio is the only quarterback on the roster with significant playing time, starting at both Colorado State and Temple in past seasons. Last season with the Rams, Centeio threw for almost 3,000 yards and 12 touchdowns, adding a pair of scores on the ground. - Daily News-Record


(DS#68 QB) rSr/2023 QB Todd CenteioJames Madison
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  04/21/22 - Antoine BoothrFr/2026, James Madison, 5-11, 175 (DS#999 CB) + More +

  The Michigan State football roster continued to churn Tuesday when cornerback Antoine Booth entered the NCAA transfer portal. The 5-foot-11, 175-pound cornerback redshirted last season after joining the program as a three-star prospect from Maryland prep power DeMatha Catholic. Booth is the fifth member of the Spartans' 2021 class to leave the team since last summer. Previously, tight end Kameron Allen, defensive tackle Tyson Watson, edge defender Alex Okelo and safety Michael Gravely Jr. entered the portal. Booth followed only days after the conclusion of spring practice, as he remained buried on a depth chart that includes each of the starting cornerbacks from last season as well as promising transfer Ameer Speed. - Detroit News

(DS#999 CB) rFr/2026 CB Antoine BoothJames Madison
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  04/20/22 - Andrew AdairSo/2025, James Madison, 6-3, 320 (DS#999 OG) + More +

  Before Andrew Adair entered the transfer portal, he was a little worried about how it was going to go. He had heard about some players getting "stuck" in the portal, not receiving any offers and didn't want that to be him. After his paperwork went through, the former Liberty offensive lineman's phone started to light up. Adair then quickly realized that he wasn't going to end up with the worst case scenario he had heard about. Within five or 10 minutes of officially being in the transfer portal, Adair had almost 100 direct messages. His time in the portal was almost as quick, announcing his decision to leave the Flames via social media on Wednesday, receiving an offer from James Madison that night and was on a visit in Harrisonburg on Thursday afternoon. Adair watched the Dukes' spring practice from the sideline and less than 24 hours later, he announced his decision to commit to JMU on Friday morning through Twitter. - Daily News-Record

(DS#999 OG) So/2025 OG Andrew AdairJames Madison
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  04/20/22 - Deon JonesrSr/2023, James Madison, 6-0, 189 (DS#999 FS) + More +

  Jones spent the first three years of his college career at Maryland before graduating and moving up the east coast to Boston College for two years. He played in nine games with the Eagles in his first year at Boston College, but suffered a knee injury against Virginia in the team's season finale. That injury limited Jones to just two games in the 2021 season, but he said he feels healthy at the end of the spring practices with JMU. In his transition from Maryland to Boston College, Jones said he got comfortable and it allowed him to become complacent at times. He said he learned his lesson from that and this season, Jones is set on staying outside of his comfort zone with the Dukes. "I actually like feeling uncomfortable because you don't get complacent," Jones said. "When you uncomfortable, your head is down and you on grind mode. I don't want to get complacent." One of the things keeping Jones uncomfortable is learning a new system he hasn't played in before.

At both Maryland and Boston College, Jones played as a single-high safety, but at JMU he's learning the two-high safety shell. Jones, who said he's still learning the defense, isn't afraid to learn from younger players or older players at JMU because he's "new to the program" and is willing to listen to anyone. "Just understanding that I don't have everything together yet, I'm still learning," Jones said. "If it's from a younger guy, I can learn from him. If it's from an older guy, I can learn from him." - Daily News-Record


(DS#999 FS) rSr/2023 FS Deon JonesJames Madison
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  2021 ALL-BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE SECOND-TEAM (COCHES/MEDIA): WR - Terrance Greene Jr., R-Sr., Monmouth,...Greene Jr. was Monmouth's second leading receiver with 604 yards in 10 games with five touchdown receptions. The three-time all-conference selection had a pair of 100-yard performances and had four receptions of 45+ yards this season. - Monmouth Football

(DS#999 WR) rSr/2023 WR Terrance Greene Jr.James Madison
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  2021 ALL-CONFERENCE USA HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): DT: Jamare Edwards, RS Jr., Marshall,...Eleven (11) Thundering Herd players received honorable mention acclaim: long snapper Zach Appio, defensive linemen Koby Cumberlander, Jamare Edwards and T.J. Johnson, tight end Xavier Gaines, wide receivers Corey Gammage and Willie Johnson, safety Nazeeh Johnson, defensive back Cory McCoy, linebacker Eli Neal and quarterback Grant Wells. - Marshall Football

(DS#37 DT) rSr/2023 DT Jamare EdwardsJames Madison
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  12/10/21 - Cole JohnsonrSr/2022, James Madison, 6-4, 220 (DS#16 QB) + More +

  Cole Johnson passed for 295 yards and two touchdowns, Latrele Palmer rushed for 167 yards and a score and third-seeded James Madison eliminated No. 6 seed Montana 28-6 in the FCS quarterfinals on Friday night. The victory, witnessed by 14,690, was No. 100 for JMU coach Curt Cignetti. Montana (10-3) lost starting quarterback Cam Humphrey and top receiver Sam Akem to early injuries. Akem had Montana's first reception of the game for 35 yards but was later seen on the sideline with his arm in a sling. Humphrey left the game after taking a hit while scrambling early in the second quarter. The Dukes (12-1) have won eight in a row and next face either No. 2 seed North Dakota State (11-1) or No. 7 seed ETSU (11-1) in a semifinal on Dec. 17 or 18. Johnson connected with Devin Ravenel on an 82-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter; Palmer reeled off a 50-yard scoring run in the second to cap a 96-yard drive; Kris Thornton caught a 3-yard pass from Johnson in the third; and Lorenzo Bryant added a 9-yard rushing TD in the fourth. It was only the second time this season the Grizzlies allowed two rushing touchdowns. - AP College Football

(DS#16 QB) rSr/2022 QB Cole JohnsonJames Madison
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