• position Defensive Lineman
  • height 6-5
  • Weight 280
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Columbus, Ohio
  • High school Walnut Ridge

2022 – r-Freshman
• Saw action in nine games and had nine tackles, a sack and a tackle for loss
• Charted a career-high three tackles at No. 3 Tennessee
• Got his first career tackle for loss in the win over Louisville
• Named to SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

2021 – Freshman
• Played in three games (ULM, Georgia, NMST)
• Saw his first collegiate action vs. ULM and charted a tackle and a half sack

High School
• Rated a three-star recruit by 247sports and Rivals
• Rated a top 25 recruit in talent-rich Ohio and a top 35 strongside defensive end nationally
• Four-year starter on the defensive line for head coach Byron Mattox
• Named Central District D-II Defensive Player of the Year after totaling 43 tackles, 12 tackles-for-loss, eight sacks and four forced fumbles in 2020
• Helped Walnut Ridge win the Columbus City League Championship title
• Also helped the Scots advance to the second round of the Division II, Region 7 playoff s and finish 6-3 after going 11-1 and advancing to a regional semifinal in 2019
• Ohio MaxPreps All-State Second Team honors
• Named First-Team Division II All-Ohio by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association
• Chose Kentucky over Michigan State

• First name is pronounced “ja-MAR-ee-us”
• Born in Columbus, Ohio
• Son of Juanita Dinkins
• Siblings are James Polk-Dinkins and Akilah Stewart
• Major is communication

Jamarius Says
• His nickname is “Spider”
• He chose Kentucky because it was the best fit
• One thing most people don’t know about him is that he’s a sleep walker
• Three words to describe him are funny, loud, and energetic
• The best advice he’s ever received is “keep God first”

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