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BREAKING: Xavier Peters has been CLEARED by the NCAA


Kentucky pass-rusher and Florida State transfer Xavier Peters has officially been CLEARED by the NCAA.

Peters announced on Twitter that he received the news this evening.

“I just want to thank God for getting me CLEARED,” he wrote in a tweet. “Also I want to thank the NCAA for understanding my situation about me coming closer to my son. I’m going to bring the energy and the passion to this team. Can’t wait to be on that field Saturday night! Go Cats!! Love my fans.”

“I’m so excited,” Peters said in a release from UK. “I was hoping this would happen because all of this has been for my son. He’s my life. I can’t wait to get out there with my team on Saturdays. I want to thank the NCAA and everyone at Kentucky who helped make this happen.”

“We’re excited to have Xavier available to play this season,” Mark Stoops added. “I appreciate the NCAA understanding Xavier’s situation. I also want to thank our compliance office for the great job they did with the appeal and for Xavier’s patience with the process.”

Peters, a former four-star prospect out of West Chester, OH, transferred to Kentucky back in May. The 6-foot-4, 235-pound linebacker originally signed with Florida State out of high school. He will have four seasons of eligibility remaining.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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40 responses to “BREAKING: Xavier Peters has been CLEARED by the NCAA”

  1. UKFanSC

    Oh hell yeah !!

  2. claiborne_field

    Awesome news!

  3. AreJ

    X gon give it to ya

    1. grammarpoliceUK

      Amen!

    2. BlueSteel

      WHAT!!??!!

  4. Kentuckiana

    Good things keeps on happening for this team.

    1. ibescootch

      I’m not sure that’s the general consensus after losing our starting quarterback for the season…

    2. UKFanSC

      The quarterback change is going to work out. It will show up in the passing game. We have enough rushing to absorb it, and teams tend to rally around a fallen leader.

  5. csnailnrun

    How much playing time do y’all think XP will get this weekend? Coach Stoops isn’t the type to have him leap frog over the current starters.

    1. TOMCATS1990

      Figure 25 30 snaps just a guess though! Kid is GOOD.

    2. Jesus H. Chrysler

      XP will get more PT than u. #LeapFrogged

    3. csnailnrun

      Haha. Let him eat some gator meat!

    4. dcforuk

      That would be quite a few snaps. We’ll see…..

  6. TOMCATS1990

    NICE!! We can use him this Saturday and every other Saturday the rest of the season

  7. ukisdabest

    Yes!

  8. ukisdabest

    Really needed this. Go cats and let’s make a streak of our own

  9. Jesus H. Chrysler

    Here. We. Go.

  10. Kfckernel

    Should be motivated for Florida

  11. BBN1982

    Great News!!! #BeatFlorida

  12. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree

    I was sure they were waiting to after the UF game. I guess the injury yo Wilson gave them enough confidence in FL to let him play.

  13. dhard

    It is about time.

  14. MtnCat

    …nice boost of good news but he’s behind on schemes and position awareness. I don’t expect a lot if any snaps Saturday but he will be in the mix of things soon. Very good news indeed…Bring It!

    1. WKY Cat

      He’s been practicing as a 2 so he’s up to speed

  15. mashman 93

    This is huge.

  16. east-ky-boy

    Great news! We needed some of that!

  17. gacat123

    Bam! Defense has more tools to get to the next level!!!

  18. zoupman

    About time.

  19. JWB

    That’s some great news on the heels of a somber weekend. Bringit big fella!!!! Go Cats

  20. 4everUKblue

    This is great news, I can’t believe the NCAA actually did the right thing.

    1. runningunnin.454

      I just ran into a feather…and it knocked me down.

  21. cats646

    Come see about it Florida!!!!!!!
    #bringit!!
    X hon give it to ya!
    Kash kill ya!!
    Cats gon eat!!
    #fukflorida

    1. cats646

      I misspelled a bunch of sh!t there. Lol, I’m too hyped to type!!
      GO CATS!!!!

    2. notFromhere

      Take that slogan and pitch it to throwboy tees. I’d buy that shirt

    3. notFromhere

      Too hyped to type

    4. ClutchCargo

      2 Hype 2 Type! Haha!

    5. cats646

      Damn, I’m a poet and I didn’t know it lol.

  22. BluKudzu

    This is huge…fresh legs to keep containment….This is what has been missing…

  23. notFromhere

    totally shocked the NCAA made the right ruling. Happy for XavierPeters and the team. Let’s go get some Gator!

  24. runningunnin.454

    Hallelujah…we needed this after last weekend. Anybody need some new Gator boots?

  25. CrystalBall

    UK. Best compliance office in the country.