Dont’e Thornton announces he is entering the transfer portal

Oregon Ducks wide receiver Dont’e Thornton announced on social media Monday night he is entering the transfer portal.

The 6-5 205-lb native of Baltimore, MD was a former four-star prospect in the class of 2021.  He finishes his two seasons in Eugene with 26 receptions for 542 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Thornton was a Penn State commit at one point in his recruitment before ultimately choosing Oregon.  He also had offers from Auburn, and others.

The Oregonian’s James Crepea notes Thornton’s departure leaves Oregon with eight scholarship receivers with two additional incoming recruits in the 2023 class.

Oregon finished the regular season 9-3 but lost both rivalry games against Washington and Oregon State as well as a season-opening defeat to Georgia.  The Ducks were No. 9 in the College Football Playoff rankings and await their new ranking in Tuesday night’s CFP rankings release, and will learn their bowl game fate on Sun., Dec. 4th.