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LSU transfer Kelvin Joseph lists Kentucky as potential destination

Photo: 247Sports

Photo: 247Sports

Could the Kentucky football team add a current LSU defensive back and former top-50 recruit to their roster?

It certainly looks like a possibility.

LSU sophomore cornerback Kelvin Joseph, who has been in and out of the transfer portal since May, announced on his Twitter page this morning that he will be considering six schools moving forward as he makes his transfer decision.

The finalists? Florida, Kentucky, Auburn, Mississippi State, Grambling State, and Maryland.

As a freshman last year, Joseph played in 11 games for the Tigers, where he recorded 12 tackles and one pass breakup, including a career-best four tackles in a win over Ole Miss. He also saw action on special teams on LSU’s coverage units.

According to his player profile page on LSU’s official website, Joseph is a “tremendous cover corner with good ball skills and thee ability to make plays on the ball downfield. Has blazing speed. Physical player who is a good tackler. Has a knack for finding the football. Thrives in man coverage. Good hips with the ability to change direction with ease.”

Coming out of high school in 2018, Joseph was ranked No. 42 overall nationally by 247 Sports Composite. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound, who held offers from LSU, Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, and Georgia, among others, was also named a U.S. Army All-American.

On his Twitter page last month, he told teams interested in recruiting him that he is comfortable playing all positions in the secondary.

“You can recruit me as a corner/safety/nickel,” he said. “I’m all that.”

Though classes start at Kentucky next week and getting a transfer waiver approved this late in the process would likely be difficult, bringing in elite talent at a position of need would certainly be massive for practice this season and depth moving forward.

Check out his high school highlights below:

Come on down, Mr. Joseph.


Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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13 Comments for LSU transfer Kelvin Joseph lists Kentucky as potential destination

  1. bigbluejon
    2:29 pm August 21, 2019 Permalink

    Yes please and thank you

  2. UKinIN
    2:42 pm August 21, 2019 Permalink

    Do kids really leave a school that can compete with Alabama, maybe not win, but put up a fight, to transfer to UK?

  3. truebluefootballfan
    3:37 pm August 21, 2019 Permalink

    Umm last time we played Alabama we held them to the lowest total points in a game all season. They played LSU as well…. move on troll

  4. BobbyBlue
    3:57 pm August 21, 2019 Permalink

    No doubt a transfer waver if he chooses Florida will be a piece of cake. Should he chose Ky I doubt it will be possible .

  5. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    4:30 pm August 21, 2019 Permalink

    Why hasn’t he made a decision yet? It’s almost September!

    • michaelb
      4:50 pm August 21, 2019 Permalink

      Yea like where is he even at ? Practicing , lifting and eating with his departure school lol? ‘Train em up to play against us’ that the motto?

    • UoKFB PHAN
      10:03 pm August 21, 2019 Permalink

      I just did some checking, Auburn and Gramling started classes on the 19th, UF started classes on the 20th, Mississippi State starts on the 21st and Maryland starts on the 26th.

      If he wants to stay in the SEC and have his best shot at getting on the field the quickest then the Cats are the best choice. Something is a bit odd about his transfer. I have to wonder if he isn’t a little like E. J. Price.

  6. MClark
    9:05 pm August 21, 2019 Permalink


  7. notFromhere
    10:59 pm August 21, 2019 Permalink

    Be nice if it mentioned where he is from and why he might transfer somewhere in particular. Just a thought

    • mashburnfan1
      8:36 am August 22, 2019 Permalink

      He is from Baton Rouge, well at least he played HS ball there. Was a high 4 star and the second highest ranked recruit in their 2018 class. What is interesting he was the only DB in their class.

    • mashburnfan1
      8:40 am August 22, 2019 Permalink

      Had offers from Bama, Auburn, FSU, Clemson, UF, UGA, A&M, ND and Tenn. Actually the profile does not even list UK as a school of interest when he was coming out of High School. If he list us now he must be impressed with what we are doing.

    • UoKFB PHAN
      11:00 am August 22, 2019 Permalink

      Mash is correct and from what I’ve read on some other sites he really wasn’t a kid who flipped several times during his recruitment or caused a lot of problems at LSU. From what one post said he might be getting recruited over at the CB position which might be where he wants to play so he has decided to move on. It still seems kinda odd, if he is a good an athlete as his press clippings say then just move from CB to safety and rotate to the CB position as needed. Either way, if he’s not a head case and is good as advertised then I hope the staff reaches out to him.

  8. beauleonard
    11:00 pm August 21, 2019 Permalink

    Exactly what we need. Put that man in KY blue, this year, please!