Safety Josh Sanguinetti takes name out of the portal, will stay with Indiana

There aren’t many returns via the transfer portal, but a veteran IU safety has decided to run it back with the Hoosiers.

Josh Sanguinetti announced on Friday evening he was removing his name from the transfer portal and returning to IU.

“After careful consideration and talking with my family I have decided to stay at Indiana and complete what I have started,” Sanguinetti wrote in an attachment to a Twitter post.

“Coach Allen is very family oriented and I have a great bond with the coaching staff.  I do not think I can find that anywhere else.  With that being said, I will be withdrawing from the transfer portal.”

Sanguinetti was one of the most notable IU players to enter the portal following the 2022 season.

He played in 11 games in 2022 and 27 for his career with the Hoosiers.  Although he’s mainly been a rotational player, the Florida product started two of those games and has 48 tackles, two interceptions, eight passes defensed and a fumble recovery for his career.

He played a key role in the season opening win over Illinois when he recorded an interception on a diving effort at the IU 10 yard line in the fourth quarter.

Veteran starting safeties Devon Matthews and Bryant Fitzgerald are both out of eligibility, which should mean Sanguinetti will have a good chance to start in 2023.

Hailing from Lauderdale Lakes, Fla., Sanguinetti was an ESPN four-star prospect in the class of 2019, and ranked the No. 25 safety nationally by ESPN.

Sanguinetti redshirted in 2019 and since the 2020 season did not count against eligibility, he has two years remaining.

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IU football: 2022 postseason transfer portal tracker and other roster activity

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