Once believed to be a future Wildcat, Michigan transfer Brian Cole has decided to take his talents to junior college. Cole is headed to East Mississippi Community College, not Kentucky, per 247Sports. He had previously been bound for Lexington, where he was originally scheduled to sit out the 2016 season and then have three seasons of eligibility going forward.
Cole signed with Michigan as the No. 1 recruit in the state and No. 65 overall in the entire 2015 class. A wide receiver/safety option, he was the No. 5 athlete in that group.
He will still consider Kentucky after JUCO, according to the report. Still, it’s a tough loss for Stoops & Co. as Cole would’ve really helped after sitting out his transfer year.