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OXFORD, Miss. — Ole Miss defensive back Keidron Smith announced Wednesday he has entered the transfer portal.
Thank you❤️ pic.twitter.com/FgytlfUpft
— Keidron Smith (@KeidronS) January 19, 2022
The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Smith will have one year of eligibility left.
“I want to thank you for these amazing past four years,” Smith said.
“Coming from West Palm Beach, Florida, was a big transition for me, but you guys made me feel as if I was already home. I want to thank Coach Matt Luke for giving me the opportunity to become a Rebel, and I want to thank Coach Kiffin & his staff for nominating me as the 2021 Chucky Mullins Award winner.
“It was such an honor and a privilege to be able to represent this award this season for the community of Oxford and the University. I will forever love this program and will always bleed Red and Blue. Lastly, to my teammates I love y’all boys and I want to see each and everyone of you guys be great and keep the momentum of the program moving forward. With that being said, this was a very hard decision for me but I will not be declaring for the 2022 draft. Instead, I will enter myself into the 2022 transfer portal as I look for a new home with my final year of eligibility.”
In 2021, Smith finished fifth on the team in tackles with 64, averaging 4.92 per game. He played in all 13 games for Ole Miss.
We wish Keidron the very best of luck and know whatever school gets him will be lucky to have him.
Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn’s love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship. Evelyn has covered Rebel sports for numerous outlets. In addition to working for The Rebel Walk, Evelyn is a sports writer for a newspaper in Texas.