The basketball transfer portal entries have captivated the BBN since March. Now that the spring football season has ended, recruiting in the portal is about to pick back up for college football programs and Kentucky will certainly be in the mix.
The UK departures are uncertain. What is certain is that Mark Stoops will add more players to the roster, up to five or more. Additions to the portal will address depth at a few thin positions, particularly on defense at outside and inside linebacker. The Wildcats are also expected to add at least one wide receiver and a proven playmaker with connections to Kentucky just announced his intentions to enter the portal.
DeAngelo Wilson revealed on Tuesday that he will enter the portal as a grad transfer. In three years at Austin Peay the 5-foot-9 pass-catcher recorded over 2,600 yards and 25 touchdowns. In his most recent full football season Wilson had 1,564 yards and 15 touchdowns on 89 receptions (17.6 yards per catch).
Wilson is a Kentucky native. A product of Bowling Green High School, the Wildcats currently have three Purples on the roster — Vito Tisdale, Jordan Dingle and Justice Dingle. If you need another connection, wide receiver coach Jovon Bouknight follows Wilson on Twitter.
Some may be concerned about Wilson’s size or that he’s coming from an FCS program. Liam Coen has placed a premium on speed at wide receiver, it doesn’t matter how big you are or where you last caught passes. In 2019 Wilson had 253 more receiving yards than the UK single-season record set by Craig Yeast in 1998. Kentucky has not had a 1,000-yard wide receiver since Randall Cobb in 2010.
Nothing may end up coming from this, but it appears that Wilson is on UK’s radar. He’s a name to keep an eye on as the Wildcats become more active in the portal in the near future.
— D Lo 1??1?? (@D_Wilson11) February 7, 2020