Lost in the news of Jordan Jones being declared ineligible for the bowl game is the transfer of two other Wildcats, with a third departure being likely.
This afternoon, a University of Kentucky spokeswoman confirmed that offensive tackle Sebastien Dolcine and linebacker Ashtan Pierre will transfer from the program.
Dolcine, a redshirt freshman out of Miramar High School (FL), chose Kentucky out of high school over Central Florida, FAU, Wake Forest, and Temple, among others. 247 Sports rated the 6-foot-4, 300-pound tackle as the No. 555 recruit in the nation. He played in just one game this season.
Pierre, a true freshman at Kentucky, was a three-star linebacker in the class of 2018 out of Deerfield Beach (FL). The 6-foot-2, 195-pound outside linebacker chose Kentucky over Baylor, Oklahoma, and South Carolina, among others out of high school. Going into the year, Pierre nearly failed to qualify due to academic issues, but found a way to get things figured out before making his way to campus in late August.
Beyond Dolcine and Pierre, sources tell KSR that Kentucky running back Sihiem King has also requested transfer paperwork and is expected to leave the program. Unlike the other announced transfers, nothing is official for the senior back as of yet, but the move is expected to happen sooner rather than later.
Back in September, Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops announced King would be redshirting this season.
“He’s going to redshirt, and that makes sense,” Stoops said. “I’m in full support of that, that (new redshirt) rule, to me, that’s zero controversy at all.”
When asked if King was expected to transfer at the time, Stoops said he “would address that later.”
If the senior running back graduates in May, he would be eligible to play immediately at another school in 2019.