University of Kentucky offensive tackle E.J. Price has withdrawn from school to pursue other opportunities. First reported by Justin Rowland, a UK spokesman confirmed Price’s departure.
A transfer from USC, Price started in 11 out of 13 games in 2018, his first year of eligibility. The former four-star recruit split left tackle duties with Naasir Watkins after Landon Young suffered a season-ending knee injury in the final preseason scrimmage.
In Price’s two years in Lexington, he had a few incidents that attracted unwanted attention. Following a spring practice in 2018, he went on a Twitter outburst and initially quit the team. Once he cooled down, Mark Stoops gave Price another chance. The talented offensive tackle kept a relatively low profile until an altercation at the Citrus Bowl forced him to the sideline for the entire second half of Kentucky’s victory over Penn State. Since then he had one more odd Tweet-storm before he deleted the social media account.
Without Price in the picture, Landon Young will be back with two years of eligibility at left tackle. Along with Watkins and Darian Kinnard, who played a few positions as a true freshman in 2018, the Cats are still in good shape at offensive tackle.
Best of luck to Price in his future endeavors.