Kentucky sophomore linebacker Chris Whittaker has entered the NCAA Transfer Portal, a source has confirmed to KSR.
Derek Terry of 247 Sports was the first to break the news.
Whittaker, who redshirted as a freshman in 2017 and didn’t register a snap in 2018, signed with Kentucky back in 2017 over offers from Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Notre Dame. A former three-star prospect out of Chaminade-Madonna in Hollywood, Florida, Whittaker was considered 247 Sports’ No. 1006 recruit in the nation and the No. 133 prospect in Florida.
The 6-foot-4, 260-pound linebacker joins Danny Clark, Tavin Richardson, Sihiem King, Kengera Daniel, Sebastien Dolcine, and Domonique Williams as Wildcats to enter the portal.
Though Whittaker hasn’t officially announced his transfer and a destination has not been established as of yet, this news shouldn’t come as a major surprise. Kentucky signed arguably its best front seven since Mark Stoops has been at the school, with several of those prospects rumored to make an immediate impact in Lexington.
Attrition happens every year, but with solid depth and up-and-coming prospects ready to earn reps, Kentucky was bound to see at least a few departures this spring.