N.C. State football loses a projected starter on defense as Kidd-Glass enters the transfer portal.
N.C. State football lost a projected starter on defense, as safety Tim Kidd-Glass entered the transfer portal on Sunday. Kidd-Glass was projected to start in recently graduated Dexter Wright’s spot in the secondary.
Kidd-Glass played in all 13 games for the Wolfpack this season, posting 31 tackles and two pass break-ups.
The Wolfpack will likely rely on converted-nickel corner Tanner Ingle to start at safety along with redshirt senior Jarius Morehead. Ingle started seven games and had 44 tackles as a true freshman last season and Morehead was second on the team in tackles with 81 and led the team in interceptions with three.
The Wolfpack also has sophomore De’Von Graves and redshirt junior Isaiah Stallings as depth, with three-star freshman Khalid Martin also entering the fray.
After the Wolfpack finished 108th last season in passing yards allowed, it’s fair to wonder how much of a downgrade losing Kidd-Glass and Wright will be, but either way the team’s depth will take a hit. As we outlined previously, the Wolfpack will need to improve its pass coverage to take the next step this season.
Kidd-Glass did not redshirt during his time with the Wolfpack, so after sitting a year, he will still have two years of eligibility with his new team.