With the regular season now over, it’s time for players to evaluate their futures. Kentucky freshman linebacker Tra Wilkins just announced he is entering the transfer portal, ending his career as a Wildcat.
My recruitment is now open and evaluating all of my options !?? pic.twitter.com/cHEF3Q4YZM
— T R A W I L K I N S (@Tra7_) December 2, 2019
Wilkins appeared in two games this season, registering three total tackles, two solo, vs. UT Martin. The Stone Mountain, Georgia native was a three-star linebacker in the 2019 class, picking Kentucky over Louisville, Arkansas, and South Carolina in June 2018. He was considered the nation’s No. 46 inside linebacker by 247 Sports and No. 69 outside linebacker by ESPN.
As Mark Stoops said on the postgame show Saturday afternoon, attrition is expected. With Wilkins choosing to continue his career elsewhere, Kentucky will get one more scholarship it desperately needs for the 2020 class.
“With this next recruiting class, I definitely think it will be the best class I’ve ever had here. I think we have a chance to close incredibly strong, my only problem is scholarships. We’re low, and it’s a bad year to be low on numbers, but we’ll make it work. There will be a few guys that jump in the transfer portal and create a little space, normal attrition happens, which is healthy sometimes.”
Best of luck to Wilkins moving forward.