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Former UK Recruit Receives Transfer Waiver to Play Immediately

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As the Big Blue Nation waits out Xavier Peters’ transfer waiver process, one talented athlete that was previously on Kentucky’s radar has been given the green light to play right away.

L’Christian “Blue” Smith was the 39th-ranked player in the 2018 recruiting class. A star wide receiver for Dayton’s Wayne High School, he initially committed to Ohio State over Kentucky. After redshirting in his first season in Columbus, he chose to transfer.

Today Cincinnati announced the NCAA has granted him immediate eligibility. In his waiver application, Smith appears to have cited mental health issues. According to coach Luke Fickell, Ohio State cooperated to help Smith receive the waiver.

How does this decision relate to Peters?

First and foremost, on Friday the UK outside linebacker said Florida State head coach Willie Taggart plans on cooperating with the NCAA in this process. If it helped Smith, it could help Peters. Proximity probably plays a factor as well. Cincinnati is only 54 miles away from Smith’s hometown, about 20 miles closer than Columbus. UK’s campus is about 104 miles away from Peters’ hometown where his son lives. Is it close enough to make the cut? Only time will tell.

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Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

10 Comments for Former UK Recruit Receives Transfer Waiver to Play Immediately



  1. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    6:20 pm August 7, 2019 Permalink

    Wow now OHST’s bribe money even covers kids leaving the school if they say let it go.



  2. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    6:30 pm August 7, 2019 Permalink

    The real question is does the Kentucky on his chest hurt him more than 700 miles more than Blue’s move and a child he actually wants to take care of helps.



  3. kyle heavy
    6:40 pm August 7, 2019 Permalink

    I believe Peters stated somewhere that Lexington is about 80 miles from where his child is living. Can’t remember where I read that but almost positive he said it.



  4. Headhurts
    7:27 pm August 7, 2019 Permalink

    If your suffering mental health issues, playing football may be a bad idea.



    • bigcatrob227
      9:15 pm August 7, 2019 Permalink

      Unless football helps him get over his mental health issues… Team sports and bonding can be a great and positive outlet for mental health…



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      10:01 pm August 7, 2019 Permalink

      Especially when your Headhurts.



  5. CrystalBall
    11:31 pm August 7, 2019 Permalink

    Headhurts. You’re, not your



  6. CrystalBall
    11:43 pm August 7, 2019 Permalink

    Headhurts. Sorry about that. l should mind my own business and not correct people’s grammer. I apologize.



  7. JASUN74
    9:28 am August 8, 2019 Permalink

    No Crystal, don’t apologize, I appreciate it. We all need to be able to communicate better, and believe it not, It helps others that may not know the correct way to use words and/or punctuation. Me for example. Lol.

    I’ve actually seen it help people here, and other sites. We should never be to proud to admit we could get better. At least you weren’t mean like some people are.



  8. JASUN74
    9:30 am August 8, 2019 Permalink

    Also, Headhurts, is a big boy and tough as nails. Hehe. Anyway Go Cats, and English Teachers!!