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.
No order ?
— Kelvin Joseph || (@bossmanfat1) August 21, 2019
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.