2023 Season Countdown: #132 Damani Dent

2023 Season Countdown: #132 Damani Dent

April 15, 2023
Damani Dent (#9, image via Twitter)

Name: Damani Dent
196 lbs.
High school: 
Jacksonville (FL) Terry Parker
Redshirt freshman
Jersey number: 
Last year: 
I ranked Dent #90 and said he would redshirt (LINK). He redshirted.
TTB Rating:

Dent was a member of the 2022 class who did not play at all in 2022. In fact, he left the team for a while due to some personal issues, and he was not on the roster for much of the season. So this is quite a precipitous drop, perhaps the biggest in the countdown’s history. Ranked even below many walk-ons, my concern here is that Dent spent a year away from football. That hurt his football conditioning so much, he even shrunk by an inch after being listed at 6’0″ last year!

I do still have high hopes for Dent, but losing out on a year of development when other talented classmates and position mates like Zeke Berry and Keon Sabb probably does not help him in the race to get on the field.

Prediction: Backup safety, special teamer

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