UK confirmed Kobie Walker will leave the program, becoming the third linebacker to transfer this offseason, joining Nico Firios and De’Niro Laster.
The redshirt sophomore started his career with a shoulder injury, forcing him to redshirt. Academic issues kept him exclusively on the practice field the following year. Last year Walker looked like a rising star with 10 tackles in the season opener against Southern Miss, but a suspension and more injuries allowed him to play in just two more games.
Walker was a three-star recruit in the class of 2014. From Good Counsel High School in Olney, Maryland, Walker was the first to open UK’s DMV recruiting pipeline. Walker is the 12th member of the class of 2014 to transfer from Kentucky.
There are three outside linebackers signed in the class of 2017. With Walker’s departure, Kentucky is just one man over the 85-scholarship limit.