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Outside Linebacker Kobie Walker Will Transfer

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UK confirmed Kobie Walker will leave the program, becoming the third linebacker to transfer this offseason, joining Nico Firios and De’Niro Laster.

The redshirt sophomore started his career with a shoulder injury, forcing him to redshirt.  Academic issues kept him exclusively on the practice field the following year.  Last year Walker looked like a rising star with 10 tackles in the season opener against Southern Miss, but a suspension and more injuries allowed him to play in just two more games.

Walker was a three-star recruit in the class of 2014.  From Good Counsel High School in Olney, Maryland, Walker was the first to open UK’s DMV recruiting pipeline.  Walker is the 12th member of the class of 2014 to transfer from Kentucky.

There are three outside linebackers signed in the class of 2017.  With Walker’s departure, Kentucky is just one man over the 85-scholarship limit.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

3 Comments for Outside Linebacker Kobie Walker Will Transfer

  1. Laker Cat 18
    11:58 am March 9, 2017 Permalink

    Sounds like he has battled the ability to follow the rules and go to class since he’s been here.

  2. blueblood23
    12:44 pm March 9, 2017 Permalink

    Dropping like flies… out LB depth is b I guess depleted

    • Nick Roush
      1:00 pm March 9, 2017 Permalink

      Quite the opposite in fact. JUCO transfer Jordan Bonner has two years reaming, three OLB’s redshirted last year and three are signed in this class. Inside the two-deep is solid with Jamin Davis enrolled early.