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Former Top-100 player transferring to Kentucky

(Isaiah Hole, 247Sports)

While we may be bidding farewell to one of Kentucky’s football coaches, according to Justin Rowland of the Wildcat’s will be welcoming Michigan transfer, Brian Cole to the program.

According to several reports, Cole was in Lexington this weekend on an official visit to the university, and he couldn’t have picked a better time. The football program also hosted several highly touted and still-uncommitted prospects during the program’s junior day festivities.

The former Wolverines receiver/ defensive back was released from Michigan’s football program last month and has been reportedly eyeing Kentucky, Pitt, Arizona and Arizona State as his next destination.

While the situation and the exact terms surrounding Cole’s release from Michigan is still unclear, the wide receiver will likely have to sit out the 2016 season due to NCAA transfer rules, regardless. Cole saw time in three separate games this past season as both a wide receiver and on special teams – enough to be considered a true sophomore going into 2016. However, Cole could choose to redshirt which would make him eligible to play in the 2017 season for the Wildcats alongside an impressive class that includes Florida quarterback Mac Jones, Ohio athlete Russ Yeast and Lexington quarterback Walker Wood.

Kentucky has already gained six commitments for the class of 2017, and that group is ranked No. 11 nationally by 247Sports and No. 2 in the Southeastern Conference behind only Alabama.

Cole, a former Under Armour All-America Game selection, hails from Heritage High School in Saginaw, Michigan, and was ranked by as the No. 4 athlete and No. 101 overall prospect in the class of 2015.


Article written by Ricki Barker

Writer of things. Watcher of sports. Wearer of blue. Sometimes all at once.

3 Comments for Former Top-100 player transferring to Kentucky

  1. stratblend
    11:53 am February 7, 2016 Permalink

    Sounds like he’d transitioned to Safety per Michigan blogs. Hope he’s able to be productive regardless of position.

  2. Long Dong Silver
    1:33 pm February 7, 2016 Permalink

    Excellent. Now let’s do something with these highly touted kids.

  3. jbadeiii
    12:20 am February 8, 2016 Permalink

    I hit up a buddy who follows Michigan football closely and he said he got dismissed for weed. He said he either failed 3 drug tests or showed up to practice high a bunch. No clue if its valid but its got an ear to the ground sounding validity. Hope he and Hatcher dont room together or both their careers will go up in smoke.