BREAKING NEWS: Jalen Whitlow has decided to transfer from Kentucky. UK announced the news this morning via press release at spring practice. Whitlow started eight games for the Cats last season. Here are Mark Stoops’ and Jalen’s comments about his transfer:
Stoops: “We respect Jalen and his decision as we want the best for him. I thank Jalen for his contributions to the team. I want everyone to understand how hard he has worked and the effort he has given since our staff has been here.”
Whitlow: “I appreciate the University of Kentucky and what the coaching staff and administration have done for me. I also thank the community and the fan support I have received here. I wish the coaches and my teammates the best of luck.”
Jalen will finish the spring semester at UK. Patrick Towles, Reese Phillips, Drew Barker, and Maxwell Smith (recovering from shoulder surgery) will now compete for the starting quarterback position.
We’ll have more information as soon as we know it.