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Transfer Portal Name to Watch: Wide Receiver DeAngelo Wilson

Eric Elliot | APSU Athletics

Eric Elliot | APSU Athletics

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.

Article written by Nick Roush

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

10 Comments for Transfer Portal Name to Watch: Wide Receiver DeAngelo Wilson



  1. Cat4life23
    12:19 pm May 5, 2021 Permalink

    5’9 170… Nahhh lol we got some talent but I guess we could use a bench with injury and the transfers we had



    • FinnaGoHAM
      1:22 pm May 5, 2021 Permalink

      Jaylen Waddle, Alabama, 5’10”, 183 pounds. I’m not saying Wilson is even half the player Waddle is. Just a reminder that you can be small and successful at a P5.



    • satcheluk
      4:52 pm May 5, 2021 Permalink

      Glad you aren’t making the personnel decisions. Who would refuse a WR on size alone, especially with that kind of proven production?



  2. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    12:30 pm May 5, 2021 Permalink

    Could use a bench???? You do realize there’s kids who go in the 1st round of the draft that come out of the FCS.



  3. WKY Cat
    1:13 pm May 5, 2021 Permalink

    Personally I like short quick receivers. Hard to cover. Might not have break away top end speed but can get you that 5-15 yard reception when you need it.



  4. ClutchCargo
    1:49 pm May 5, 2021 Permalink

    Craig Yeast did pretty well for us at about that same size. I say bring him on.



  5. playthatstringmusic
    2:57 pm May 5, 2021 Permalink

    Wandale Robinson at 5’10” and 190 is extremely generous but none of us are complaining! These guys are playmakers



  6. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    4:06 pm May 5, 2021 Permalink

    Here’s some names that you wouldn’t want at Kentucky because of your to small comment. (3 are non P5 because of your talent comment)
    Antinio Brown 5’10 180 Non P5
    T.Y. Hilton 5’10 183 Non P5
    Emmanuel Sanders 5’11 180 Non P5
    DeSean Jackson 5’9 175
    Wes Welker 5’9 185
    Kendall Wright 5’10 185
    Tyreek Hill 5’10 185

    And before you say his lighter than them these kids usually get bigger in a better S&C program, either a higher university or the NFL.



  7. sundanze77
    7:54 pm May 5, 2021 Permalink

    Also, was a big-time basketball player in high school!



  8. SuperTroy18
    11:02 pm May 5, 2021 Permalink

    If I remember correctly, Dicky Lyons Jr., Derek Abney and Randall Cobb were smaller guys that could basically catch anything and made SEC defenders look silly at times.