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K-State Linebacker Branden Jennings Enters Transfer Portal After Four Months in Program

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Kansas State’s football program is losing linebacker Brandon Jennings, who is entering the transfer portal, despite not even finishing spring practice in Manhattan.

Jennings came to Kansas State in January from Maryland. The Jacksonville, FL native showed a lot of promise as a true freshman for the Terps in 2021. He played in seven games and came away with 23 total tackles, 17 of which were solo. Jennings added one forced fumble and one quarterback hit.


According to GoPowercat, a source at the time of his arrival that Jennings’ had a “falling out” with the Maryland staff and was regarded somewhat as a “diva.” Jennings’ will be a sophomore in eligibility during the 2022 season.

The former four-star prospect played one season at Maryland, but his start was so impressive he was named as a 2021 Midseason True Freshman All-American by ESPN. Coming out of high school, Jennings was a consensus four-star linebacker, who was the 7th-ranked outside linebacker in the nation, 16th-ranked player in Florida , and 67th-ranked player in the country according to ESPN.

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