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Report: Xavier Peters is transferring to Kentucky



Xavier Peters is going to end up in the Bluegrass after all. 247 Sports’ Steve Wiltfong is reporting that the former Florida State linebacker is transferring to Kentucky. The one-time Kentucky commit and four-star recruit entered the transfer portal two days ago.

Peters, a 6-foot-4, 235-pound freshman out of West Chester, Ohio, played in two games as a Seminole last fall, registering one tackle and one pass breakup. After putting his name in the portal back in December, Peters told Wiltfong he finally made the decision to leave Tallahassee to be closer to his one-year-old son at home.

“I had a lot to think about,” Peters said earlier this week. “I knew I wanted to be closer to home. This is a family move. I told Coach Taggart this had nothing to do with his program or Florida State. This is all because of family issues.”

Peters just made the news official on Twitter:

Back in December, Jack Pilgrim broke down what Peters’ transfer would mean to the Kentucky Football program. Check it out below:

Breaking down a potential Xavier Peters transfer for Kentucky

Big, big get for Mark Stoops and Vince Marrow.

[247 Sports]

UPDATE: KSR is hearing Peters will appeal to the NCAA for immediate eligibility, but regardless, will have four years to play in Lexington. Based on this picture a little birdie sent us, Kentucky blue looks good on him.


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11 Comments for Report: Xavier Peters is transferring to Kentucky

  1. Cokely53
    4:08 pm May 15, 2019 Permalink

    Better late than never! Welcome aboard. Yatzhee!

  2. 4everUKblue
    4:31 pm May 15, 2019 Permalink

    Hell yeah! Welcome to BBN X-man!

  3. oddthomas
    4:42 pm May 15, 2019 Permalink

    Will he be eligible immediately?

    • Marginal Prophet
      4:46 pm May 15, 2019 Permalink

      I am wondering the same thing. Normally, no. However, maybe with having a young child, he could apply for a hardship, get the waiver and become eligible. That would be pretty awesome if he could play right away.

    • mashburnfan1
      4:49 pm May 15, 2019 Permalink

      If they can make up some excuse like so many others did and the NCAA approves it. He needs to say, other than family reasons, a former teammate or coach called him names, made fun of his religion etc. NCAA has no rhyme or reason as to who they allow to play right away or sit a year. Maybe they flip a coin or, like I think, go by what schools make them the most money. They seem to approve any transfer to OSU, Miami, Oklahoma etc. yet some kids that had tremendous family or health reasons at smaller schools got denied.

  4. UKCatAttack
    5:55 pm May 15, 2019 Permalink

    The people who griped at Matt Jones a few months ago when this was initially reported owe him an apology.

    • Han
      6:29 pm May 15, 2019 Permalink

      Matt, like a lot of other people out there who report rumors, gets info from good sources. And then the kids change their mind. It happens. Yet when it does, people act like Matt made everything up to get clicks.

  5. truebluefootballfan
    7:54 pm May 15, 2019 Permalink

    Welcome aboard big man!!! I wanted this dude so bad along with Chris Oats. So glad we got both now… feeling like a kid on Christmas Day with our existing roster!!! Add in the studs from this years class and the rate the 2020 class is going the future just keeps getting brighter and the trolls are losing their voices.

  6. ClutchCargo
    8:49 pm May 15, 2019 Permalink

    Four years to play at UK regardless? I don’t think that’s accurate. You get 5 years to play 4. So, even if you count last year as a redshirt year, he would have to be in school 6 years to get 4 in unless he is eligible immediately at UK.

    • notFromhere
      8:23 am May 16, 2019 Permalink

      Yep. 1 on the sidelines and 3 years to play, if he isnt granted immediate playing time. Emmert is still in charge, so dont count on him playing immediately

  7. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    11:46 pm May 15, 2019 Permalink

    If he gets immediate eligibility our front 7 will be crazy deep.