College football locals: Lely's Dorleant transferring from Maryland to Northern Iowa

Lely's Makinton Dorleant (7) leaps for a catch as Naples wide receiver Thomas Martin (9) tries to stop him during the first half of the Naples-Lely Coconut Bowl football game Friday, Oct. 15 at Lely High School.

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Lely's Makinton Dorleant (7) leaps for a catch as Naples wide receiver Thomas Martin (9) tries to stop him during the first half of the Naples-Lely Coconut Bowl football game Friday, Oct. 15 at Lely High School.

Former Lely High School star defensive back Makinton Dorleant announced on his Twitter feed Sunday that he was transferring to Northern Iowa."University of Northern Iowa Panther baby!" Dorleant wrote.

Dorleant was a redshirt freshman this year at Maryland, and played primarily on special teams, making four tackles in 12 games. Dorleant will be eligible next season at UNI, which is a Football Championship Subdivision school in the Missouri Vallley Football Conference.

Former Barron Collier quarterback Justin Black was a freshman at UNI this season, but did not play.

Dorleant becomes the second Southwest Florida player no longer at Maryland. According to the Washington Times, head coach Randy Edsall announced in July that former Naples High standout Lukas Foreman was no longer on the team.

Foreman, a redshirt freshman who had been moved from defensive back to linebacker, had been suspended for the season in May for violating the school's student-athlete code of conduct.

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