Will Xavier Peters be eligible to play this fall? Kentucky’s still waiting to find out.
The former Florida State linebacker transferred to Kentucky this spring to be closer to his young son, and according to Mark Stoops, is still waiting to hear whether or not the NCAA will grant his hardship waiver.
“I don’t have any update on that at all,” Stoops told reporters this morning. “I’m not sure when we’ll get a response back on that.”
What can fans expect to see once Peters takes the field?
“I haven’t had the opportunity to coach him yet,” Stoops said, “I promise you he looks the part. He still looks better even than he did coming out of high school. He’s a physical guy, very athletic. We’re excited to have him. Hopefully we’ll have the ability to play him this year, but we will see.”
In May, Peters pleaded his case on Twitter in response to a story written by Larry Vaught about the situation.
“I hope the @NCAAFootball respect my decision by coming home to take care of my son the right way. I needed to play closer to home so I can show him how much love him & how much I missed him. It’s a dream come true to be playing in front of my son.”
Hopefully, we’ll hear some good news soon.
I’ve been having a great time with my son he had a blast on Father’s Day with me. This was the best decision in my life to come back home. God makes no mistakes most definitely when it comes to your kid. #ThankfulToBeHere? @BBN @NCAA @SEC pic.twitter.com/VJeDfHCHir
— ?Xavier Peters????? (@xavierpeters22) June 19, 2019