Former Texas baseball IF Dee Kennedy commits to Kansas St

Freshman infielder Dee Kennedy became to first Texas transfer to find a new home via the transfer portal in the summer of 2024, committing to Kansas State this morning.
Dee Kennedy, Texas baseball
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Per On3's Pete Nakos, former Texas baseball freshman transfer infielder Dee Kennedy has committed to the Kansas State Wildcats on July 3.

Ex-Texas baseball IF Dee Kennedy staying in the Big 12 for 2025, transfers to Kansas State

He posted the following message on his Instagram page after it was announced on social media that he's transferring to Kansas State.

"To a new beginning. Ready to see what my next chapter holds for me. I’m so excited to be part of the Kansas State baseball team. Thank you, Longhorn Nation, for everything."

Kennedy had originally entered the transfer portal on June 28. He reportedly withdrew his name from the portal on the night of July 2 before re-entering and committing to Kansas State the following day on July 3.

Kennedy has three years of eligibility remaining after spending the 2024 campaign with the Longhorns. He started 40 games for former head coach David Pierce and the Longhorns and played in 52 total in 2024.

The 5-foot-11 and 185-pound infielder registered a .209 batting average over 134 at-bats, four home runs, 17 runs batted in, and 29 runs scored this past season at Texas.

A two-sport athlete playing baseball and football at Prestonwood Christian High School in Texas, Kennedy committed to the Longhorns before the start of the 2024 season. He's a native of Fort Worth, TX, and was an all-state baseball player at Prestonwood Christian.

Kennedy is the third Texas player in 2024 to enter the transfer portal this offseason. The younger brother of former Texas catcher Silas Ardoin, freshman infielder Sam Ardoin, was the first Longhorns player to enter the portal this offseason on June 25.

Right-handed pitcher Cole Selvig joined Kennedy and Ardoin among the trio of Longhorns players to enter the transfer portal this summer.

Texas has been busy in the transfer portal this offseason, with new head coach Jim Schlossnagle and staff coming over from the Texas A&M Aggies to rebuild the roster for the Longhorns entering the SEC for the 2025 season.

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