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REPORT: Xavier Peters flips commitment to Florida State

Bad news, BBN…

According to 247 Sports’ Josh Newberg, four-star linebacker Xavier Peters has flipped his commitment to Florida State.

Peters is currently on an official visit to Florida State, and tweeted last night that things were “going great.”

When Peters didn’t sign on the dotted line back in December, we knew it’d be tough to hold onto the talented pass rusher. After setting up three official visits to schools in the sunshine state, it was only a matter of time.

Getting four-star linebacker Chris Oats to Lexington just became that much more important.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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72 Comments for REPORT: Xavier Peters flips commitment to Florida State



  1. bbnZach
    11:31 am January 28, 2018 Permalink

    I HATE FOOTBALL RECRUITING.



  2. abevh5
    11:31 am January 28, 2018 Permalink

    Who what a surprise



  3. chris43
    11:32 am January 28, 2018 Permalink

    Hmmmmmm…..is this a -YAHTZEE?!?



  4. NcCatFan75
    11:33 am January 28, 2018 Permalink

    Wonder where are those folks are that blasted me when I refused to get excited about his initial commitment and all the YAHTZEE stuff. Should only be YAHTZEE when they sign. Until then, I’ll save my excitement

    • Wasn’t me, I couldn’t care less about your excitement so you can feel good about that at least.



    • kjd
      12:06 pm January 28, 2018 Permalink

      Agree.



    • krautdog
      12:57 pm January 28, 2018 Permalink

      AMEN & AMEN!!!!!



    • antiquefurnitureandmidgets
      1:20 pm January 28, 2018 Permalink

      Wow. That whole not celebrating thing must’ve really worked for ya. You’re not even bitter. What a ray of light you must be in your friends’ world.



    • callitlikeiseeit
      7:53 pm January 28, 2018 Permalink

      Lets see we had 21 initial commits that we did yahtzee for and 20 of those signed while 1 did not. Yeah no reason to get excited about an early commit, I see your point…..idiot.



    • steve simpson
      12:50 am January 29, 2018 Permalink

      Wonder where those folks are that give a shit if you are excited or not. Not here I promise you. Go Cats.



    • notFromhere
      12:10 pm January 29, 2018 Permalink

      We’re all right here. We dont hide while things are going well, and we don’t run when they go poorly. What’s the excuse for those who vitch and moan all the time?



  5. Ben27
    11:35 am January 28, 2018 Permalink

    Nothing surprising about his flip. Ky is still a long way from Keeping the best players. More luck at developing under rated players. We just have to keep trying. We knew this was likely when he did not commit in December.



  6. BBNDan7
    11:35 am January 28, 2018 Permalink

    *pretends to be shocked*



  7. Eazy
    11:36 am January 28, 2018 Permalink

    Fortunately we are loaded at LB. Funny he is going to FSU…they are in rapid decline. SEC owns the ACC. SEC has 9 of the last 12 titles. FSU couldn’t even keep their coach from a middle tier school. Stoops > Taggart.



    • 502CodeRed
      11:53 am January 28, 2018 Permalink

      UK or FSU? The fact that you think this is even a debate tells me you are still drunk.
      Stoops > Taggart? a bit early to be drinking, Eazy.



    • KYcats11
      12:45 pm January 28, 2018 Permalink

      How many wins did FSU get this year?



    • runningunnin.454
      12:09 pm January 28, 2018 Permalink

      Hello CodRed, you still here? Stupidity is not a crime…you’re free to go.
      How’s your sister?



    • UK Big Board Update
      12:11 pm January 28, 2018 Permalink

      502 HERE COMMENTING WITHIN 25 MINUTES OF THE STORY BEING POSTED

      #sweat #the #nuts



    • truebluefootballfan
      12:46 pm January 28, 2018 Permalink

      502 spends more time on here TRYING to troll our team then keeping up with his own. Don’t you have a banner dropping ceremony to attend??? Louisville fans have no shame, no common sense, and no ability to troll. They can’t even make a legitimate argument to defend their mind blowing stupidity…. poor dumb bast**ds. smdh



    • turdyshmurda
      2:16 pm January 28, 2018 Permalink

      You guys are idiots. FSU basically traded up in coaches because Jimbo was one foot out the door after the Alabama loss. FSU had had a top 10 recruiting class the last 9 years. And has 3 national championships. Taggart is one of the best recruiters in the nation.



    • truebluefootballfan
      4:26 pm January 28, 2018 Permalink

      ^^^ yeah ya are… they’ve won one championship in the last 19 years…. with a QB that rapes girls and couldn’t stay out of trouble. So I guess if Mr. Peters has trouble taking no for answer and abiding by the laws then he’s headed in the right direction.



    • notFromhere
      12:07 pm January 29, 2018 Permalink

      We’re not loaded at MLB. That’s likely where we’d use him best. Peters can play either outside or insude.

      Oats can play both sides of the ball and any LB spot. Hope we can get both of them still.



  8. BigBogee
    11:37 am January 28, 2018 Permalink

    I thought Miami would’ve been the one. Oh well, who’s next?



    • Eazy
      11:43 am January 28, 2018 Permalink

      Me too. Miami is getting better and FSU is getting worse. Neither come close to Bama or Georgia, though. ACC, Pac 12, Big 12 and Big 10 are like the minor leagues compared to the SEC.



    • 502CodeRed
      11:55 am January 28, 2018 Permalink

      Ride that coattail, Eazy. Ride it.lol



    • UK Big Board Update
      12:12 pm January 28, 2018 Permalink

      When does the ACC takeover start? Asking for a friend from 2012….



    • 502CodeRed
      12:18 pm January 28, 2018 Permalink

      Not sure. When does UK actually contribute to SEC football? Asking for Eazy.
      Have a great Sunday you guys.



    • sprtphan
      12:28 pm January 28, 2018 Permalink

      When have you actually contributed to the human race?



    • Cokely53
      12:51 pm January 28, 2018 Permalink

      When will Louisville contribute to any sport? Sucks when we have to carry the state.



    • 502CodeRed
      2:18 pm January 28, 2018 Permalink

      Coke53 – Admittedly I haven’t passed through Lex in a few years. Does Kroger Field really offer fuel points for a victory? Also,do they still display the flags of all the SEC schools? Do other SEC schools do that or is it just a UK/Vandy thing?



    • steve simpson
      1:03 am January 29, 2018 Permalink

      Does yum still display a 2013 ship flag??? Lmao. Not for long



    • runningunnin.454
      2:45 pm January 28, 2018 Permalink

      CodeRed is just upset his wife wants a divorce; she said they could still be brother and sister though.



    • notFromhere
      12:05 pm January 29, 2018 Permalink

      502Cowered
      Keeping it small in the family, no doubt



  9. Eazy
    11:38 am January 28, 2018 Permalink

    Also, Lexington is way nicer than that snake pit in the panhandle. Lexington destroys them in every standard of living category.



    • runningunnin.454
      11:52 am January 28, 2018 Permalink

      Agree….everything except the weather. And, Clemson is going to own them.
      Get ready for those push-ups, son.

  10. I will say I’m happy for all the CAVE people (citizens against virtually everything) that were so unhappy last night with the Cats comeback…they had nothing to do. Thankfully this story popped up once again giving them an opportunity to bi**h and destroy.



    • antiquefurnitureandmidgets
      1:26 pm January 28, 2018 Permalink

      You won the internets. I’ve been trying to come up with a way to make this point. Concise, cogent and spot on. Well done sir (or madam). I wish we could build the world’s largest barber shop where all of them could just hangout all day talking about how stupid our coaches are and competing for “biggest douche” trophies. Here’s a hint: the competition will end in a tie.



    • notFromhere
      12:04 pm January 29, 2018 Permalink

      If they can’t complain, they can’t breathe



  11. UKInsider
    11:47 am January 28, 2018 Permalink

    Best of luck to him at FSU, where the math education is strong, such as:

    Question: How many months does it take before Jamies Winston gets in trouble after 4 incidents with the law?
    Answer: 18

    Question: How much did Peter Warrick pay while shopping for clothing at Dillard’s department store?
    Answer: Five fingers, as in discount, as in theft

    I do hope the administration’s English program is as strong as the Math department, because Peters has incorrectly used the word ‘solid’ incorrectly multiple times.



  12. Beardcules
    11:50 am January 28, 2018 Permalink

    Wasn’t Florida State the one we didn’t have to worry about?? Thanks Drew Franklin!!!!



    • antiquefurnitureandmidgets
      1:33 pm January 28, 2018 Permalink

      KSR pick a side. You can’t act like we won a national championship when we get a nice commit but pull the “we told ya so” card at the time of decommitment. You spin how great the class is going to end up but when Peters decommits you act like this was such an inevitable you had already stopped counting him in this class months ago. #FakeHistory



  13. Alleykat16
    12:00 pm January 28, 2018 Permalink

    Who’s next he wants to be part of that program hope it works out now that’s just o,e more for who ever is next to have to compete with now bring on the next linebacker and lets wrap up this next one



  14. south georgia cat
    12:04 pm January 28, 2018 Permalink

    What does the money bag 100 mean???



  15. kjd
    12:05 pm January 28, 2018 Permalink

    No surprise.
    Execute plan B.



  16. Smyrna_Cat
    12:08 pm January 28, 2018 Permalink

    Is what it is. Nothing to see here. Move on.



  17. BigBlue4EverUK
    12:18 pm January 28, 2018 Permalink

    Football recruits de commit more than any other sport



    • NcCatFan75
      1:03 pm January 28, 2018 Permalink

      Seems we are victim to it more than anyone though. 14 decommitments in the last 2 years. That’s tough sledding. On the bright side, there are only 2 commits left unsigned and they both comitted in the last 2 weeks, so MAYBE there’s a chance we don’t lose more. MAYBE



  18. Mathlete
    12:19 pm January 28, 2018 Permalink

    Am I just too old to know why this kid is putting the money emoji in his tweet about his visit at FSU? Or is this going to turn into an NCAA investigation exhibit later?



  19. shepdog3720
    12:25 pm January 28, 2018 Permalink

    We flipped dude from Washington St a week or so ago and I didn’t hear any anger or disgust towards that lineman…this chit isn’t one-sided and will continue to happen. Until we have a signature these kids are fair game, but it sucks nonetheless.



  20. maximumscott
    12:42 pm January 28, 2018 Permalink

    FSU just lost Jimbo.



  21. KYcats11
    12:48 pm January 28, 2018 Permalink

    Don’t see the point in commiting early, you are doing the program wrong if you are listening to other offers.



  22. ChanceyPantz
    1:06 pm January 28, 2018 Permalink

    I think Chris Oats has more potential than Peters myself. Really hoping we sign him. If we do then our linebackers will be the best group we’ve had in a long time.



  23. BluKudzu
    1:08 pm January 28, 2018 Permalink

    Taggart is 5x the program builder and coach than Jumbo ever was.
    When Taggart was at WKU he wore us out.
    “‘SPOSE TUH BE SEC”
    Remember that on National TV?
    I do.



  24. Blue Bill
    2:08 pm January 28, 2018 Permalink

    I’m shocked! Not.



  25. BigBlueNationDude
    2:13 pm January 28, 2018 Permalink

    Duhhh



  26. peaches76
    3:02 pm January 28, 2018 Permalink

    Taggart didn’t build WKU’s program. It was Harbaugh that brought it back.



  27. antiquefurnitureandmidgets
    3:10 pm January 28, 2018 Permalink

    Can the, “duh”, “only a moron couldn’t see this coming,”, “I knew this before he even met any of our coaches” , “I knew before he started playing football, In fact, I knew this before he was born,” parade come to an end? I told you so is about as petty as it gets and most of the time it isn’t even true.



  28. Gus Chiggins
    3:40 pm January 28, 2018 Permalink

    When the dude committed to UK he tweeted that he had some thinking to do less than 24 hours later… I had already told myself he was gone after he didn’t sign in December.



  29. LongTimeReader
    4:15 pm January 28, 2018 Permalink

    It’ll be interesting to see how he does at FSU. Not sure Taggart and most of his staff have proven they can win at high level.



  30. UKfan4TwoDecades
    4:17 pm January 28, 2018 Permalink

    Winning will bring more highly ranked football recruits to sign with Kentucky. However, that’s not to say that UK can’t get good/great players. as they are on the uptick but yeah it blows when they lose so so many who sign elsewhere. Nonetheless, I’ll be rooting for UK when the football season starts and I’m still enjoying the basketball win over WV. When you combine Chick-fil-A, being at a Kentucky away game and Kentucky winning, with a few bags of Krystals for the trip home (I prefer White Castle but there are not any in the Washington DC area) it’s a good day/night.



  31. Aaron Cathcart
    6:35 pm January 28, 2018 Permalink

    Unless they sign then there are no such thing as commitments



  32. bluegrassstu
    8:09 pm January 28, 2018 Permalink

    I hope Stoops can hang onto Oats, but i think he has an official next weekend at OSU.



  33. Teamhhc1
    8:41 pm January 28, 2018 Permalink

    I see nothing were it says he has officially decommited



  34. bluegrassstu
    9:06 pm January 28, 2018 Permalink

    Guess that depends on if he takes an official visit and how it goes.



  35. notFromhere
    11:18 am January 29, 2018 Permalink

    Still hasn’t signed with them yet.



  36. BlueDew
    8:32 pm January 29, 2018 Permalink

    Just talked to people in his area. This is a blessing in disguise. Was informed he is a handful. He went to another high school before the one he ended up at.