It’s officially official. Kentucky Football just confirmed that offensive tackle Za’Darius “Dare” Rosenthal has transferred from LSU to Kentucky. KSR broke the news yesterday afternoon, and moments ago, the program sent out a press release with a quote from Mark Stoops about the 6’7″ 330 lbs. giant, who will be eligible immediately and have three seasons left to play.
“We are excited to welcome Dare to our team,” Stoops said. “He has SEC experience and is a tremendous talent. He will be a great addition to the Big Blue Wall.”
That’s an understatement. In 2020, Rosenthal played in seven of the LSU’s ten games with five starting assignments vs. Mississippi State, Missouri, Alabama, Florida and Ole Miss. The Tigers went 4-1 with him as a starter. A four-star recruit in 2018, Rosenthal and Kelvin Joseph were in the same LSU signing class. Recruited to play defensive tackle in Baton Rouge, Rosenthal flipped to the other side of the line of scrimmage as a redshirt freshman. During the Tigers’ 2019 National Championship run, he played in five games, starting in three at left guard in place of Saahdiq Charles, who is currently Jamin Davis’ Washington Football Teammate.
If you haven’t yet, be sure to read Nick Roush’s piece on Rosenthal from earlier today. He met up with him after the news that he was coming to Kentucky broke and got the story behind his decision. As you’ll read, Kelvin Joseph played a big part.