One of the top-ranked players in Kentucky’s 2017 recruiting class is leaving UK. Wide receiver Javonte Richardson is leaving Kentucky to join the junior college ranks.
Richardson is the fourth transfer of the week, joining Drew Barker, JaQuize Cross and fellow freshman Bryant Koback. It was first reported by Justin Rowland and has been confirmed by a UK spokesperson.
A four-star wide receiver out of Maple Heights, Ohio, Kentucky had to initially fight off Ohio State to get the 6’4″ target to Lexington. Ranked as the No. 4 player overall in the 2017 class, he was arguably the most talented wide receiver before he got to campus. That changed once practice began. Freshmen Lynn Bowden, Isaiah Epps, Josh Ali and Clevan Thomas all played as true freshmen, while Richardson wore a redshirt.