NORMAL— Illinois State's football team picked up another Division I transfer on Monday with the addition of Oregon linebacker Oshay Dunmore.
The 6-foot-2, 220-pound redshirt sophomore has enrolled in summer courses at ISU. He will have three years of eligibility with the Redbirds beginning with this season.
ISU previously added transfers Jeffrey Lewis, a running back from Wisconsin, and Tre Roberson, a quarterback from Indiana.
“We were in need of some depth on the defensive side of the ball, and Oshay is talented enough to potentially help out at a couple positions,” ISU head coach Brock Spack said. “In high school, he was one of the highest rated decathletes in the country and played two positions on the field.
"He’s got experience at cornerback, safety and outside linebacker at Oregon and is also a solid special teams player. He could absolutely play in our secondary, but right now we are hoping he can help out at the outside linebacker position.”
Dunmore played in 10 games at Oregon in 2013, finishing with nine tackles including four solos. The Newport, Ore., native redshirted in 2012, working primarily on the scout team. He had seven tackles in the 2013 Oregon Spring Game.
At Newport High School, Dunmore played quarterback and defensive back. As a senior, he passed for 790 yards and eight touchdowns while rushing for 2,134 yards and 25 TDs.
He also had 79 tackles, two interceptions and blocked two field goals. He was a Class 4A first-team all-state selection at defensive back and a second-team pick at quarterback.
Dunmore was selected to the 2012 Parade All-America team as an all-purpose player. He was ranked as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and as the No. 36 top athlete prospect in the country.
He also was a two-time state triple jump champion, won the 2012 long jump title, and placed second in the pole vault and discus for the second year in a row.