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 just want to thank God for getting me CLEARED! 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 #BBN? pic.twitter.com/ITDk3yQc6f
— ?Xavier Peters????? (@xavierpeters22) September 10, 2019
“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.