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Authorities found $95,000 of cash in former Kentucky S Marcus Walker's residence.

In addition to the cash, thousands of dollars more in drugs were confiscated as well. Walker was originally arrested on May 24th for drug-trafficking and then swiftly dismissed by the team within the same week. Kentucky made the smart decision to rid themselves of a potential PR nightmare prior to the release of these details.
Jun 14 - 2:50 PM

Kentucky dismissed redshirt junior S Marcus Walker due to an undisclosed violation of team rules.

The Wildcats might be giving the boilerplate "violation of team rules" line, but Walker's dismissal almost certainly comes about due to his being arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking -- of cocaine and marijuana -- last week. While the case is an unfortunate one, Kentucky's not losing much on the football field here. The 6-foot-1, 208-pound safety was mainly used on special teams last season.
May 29 - 2:33 PM

Kentucky redshirt junior S Marcus Walker was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of trafficking marijuana and cocaine.

Walker (6'1/208) was arrested in the early-morning hours on Thursday. He's being accused of trafficking five pounds of marijuana and four grams of cocaine. A drug paraphernalia charge is also on the docket, here. Connecting the dots further, per the authorities, a search warrant for Walker's home resulted in the finding of a large amount of cash. Kentucky is aware of the arrest and in the process of gathering information. As of yet, they have not moved to suspend the redshirt junior. The former four-star recruit worked mostly as a special teams cog last season.
May 24 - 1:26 PM

Kentucky received a verbal commitment from three-star 2019 QB Nik Scalzo.

Scalzo was also considering Illinois, Florida Atlantic, and Ivy League schools like Harvard and Yale. While he doesn't have elite size (5'11/182) he reportedly can make plays with his legs and arm, as 247 Sports ranks him the 16th best dual-threat quarterback in the class. We might see Scalzo starting games for the Wildcats before the end of the decade.
Source: USA Today
May 21 - 2:34 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. ranks Kentucky TE C.J. Conrad as the top senior at the position in his way-too-early position rankings.

Conrad is followed by USC's Tyler Petite, Boston College's Tommy Sweeney, LSU's Foster Moreau and Michigan State's Matt Sokol among the seniors at the position. Conrad has shown flashes of brilliance in his time with the Wildcats, but the 6-foot-5, 245-pound tight end hasn't put it all together yet, and he missed several games with injuries in 2017; a season that ended with foot surgery. If he puts it all together, he could be one of the first tight ends off the board in 2019.
Source: ESPN
May 21 - 12:51 PM

Former Iowa senior basketball player Ahmad Wagner is transferring to Kentucky to play tight end for Kentucky.

Wagner (6'7/235) is a graduate transfer, so he'll be immediately eligible to play football for the Wildcats. He played 98 games for the Hawkeyes' basketball squad, and averaged 1.7 points and 1.7 rebounds per game in his junior season. He's not entirely new to the gridiron, as he was a four-star recruit according to 247 Sports coming out of high school. With obvious athleticism, we'll be curious to see how Wagner transitions.
Source: SEC Country
May 1 - 2:15 PM

Bleacher Report's Matt Miller projects the Broncos to take Kentucky senior LB Josh Allen with the 20th pick in his 2019 mock draft.

If you wanted Josh Allen in Denver, you might just get your wish. You'll just have to wait a year and you'll be getting a linebacker from Kentucky instead of a quarterback from Wyoming. Allen surprised many when he returned to school, but the 6-foot-5, 230-pound defender could be among the first defensive players off the board in 2018. "With his reach, range and instincts, he can be a plug-and-play threat at any linebacker spot right away," Miller summarizes.
May 1 - 12:59 PM

Kentucky redshirt sophomore RB A.J. Rose is developing into a complimentary running back.

This report comes after Rose rushed for 134 yards and three touchdowns during the Wildcats spring game. After rushing for only 43 yards as a redshirt freshman in 2017, the former three-star recruit will likely find himself as Benny Snell's backup with Sihiem King.
Source: WYKT
Apr 25 - 5:21 PM

Kentucky redshirt sophomore DE Jaylin Bannerman announced he will be leaving the program.

A three-star recruit out of Pickerington, Ohio, Bannerman redshirted as a true freshman and didn't play his redshirt freshman year. He also underwent two position changes in his time at Kentucky, coming in as a linebacker, switching over to tight end after redshirting and switching to defensive end prior to transferring. It's unknown where he will continue playing football next fall or whether he will at all.
Apr 19 - 7:15 PM

Kentucky senior LB Jordan Jones will undergo shoulder surgery.

While Jones was forced to sit for four games during the most recent campaign due to a shoulder injury, Kentucky HC Mark Stoops said that this new ailment sustained during practice on Thursday is not related to the previous one. The 6-foot-2, 221-pounder will miss the remainder of spring practice, now, with his availability for the start of August camp to be determined as the date nears. The hope is that Jones will be able to return to practice action in full with enough time to prepare for the season. During a healthy 2016 campaign, the linebacker registered a hearty 109 tackles (15.5 for loss), four sacks and four passes defended.
Apr 6 - 2:23 PM

Kentucky LB Jamin Davis will miss the rest of spring practices due to a "minor" knee injury.

Davis is a former three-star recruit from Ludowici, Georgia and is currently redshirt sophomore. He is one of the Wildcats’ "most promising linebackers" and played behind Jordan Jones in 2017. He is expected to miss 3-to-4 weeks, valuable time for a player trying to see the field more. This isn't expected to be a long-term issue and shouldn't prevent him from making a big impact for the Wildcats in 2018.
Source: Sea of Blue
Apr 2 - 8:54 PM

Kentucky received a verbal commitment from four-star 2019 S Moses Douglass.

Douglass (6'2/185) opted to throw his lot in with the Wildcats while on a visit to the program this weekend. This is one that Kentucky has been angling after for a while. His father, Maurice Douglass, played his own college ball at UK and then went on for an 11-year NFL career. On the 247Sports composite, the newest baby Wildcat slots in at No. 312 overall for the 2019 class.
Mar 31 - 3:59 PM

Kentucky redshirt sophomore T E.J. Price apologized for his Thursday Twitter rant.

Price (6'6/300) went on the warpath in a series of tweets on Thursday, calling out the coaching staff and specifically firing off about what he claimed were strong grades -- Wildcats HC Mark Stoops had pointed to academic inconsistency earlier this month -- while stating in all-caps that he was leaving the team by choice and had "not been kicked off." A short time after his social media blowup, Price then deleted his complaints, switched his Twitter account over to "private" and issued an apology for his "bringing unwanted attention to our locker room." A Kentucky spokesperson did confirm that the redshirt sophomore was no longer on the team, though it's unclear whether he'll attempt to rejoin the squad or what his future plans might be.
Mar 23 - 12:42 PM

Kentucky redshirt sophomore T E.J. Price has left the team.

Price (6'6/300) took to Twitter for a supernova of an exit announcement -- since deleted -- writing (among other things) that "this is completely my decision I have great grades right now" and (in all-caps) "I was not kicked off I am leaving." The concept of grades was one he hit on again in another tweet, firing back at Wildcats HC Mark Stoops' comments earlier this month that Price had "some inconsistencies" in writing, "I have 3 A’s and 1 B haven’t been late to anything since January but I am inconsistent." Stoops said that Price arrived to Thursday's practice late by two hours following his social media escapades -- he cited his being tired as reason for his lateness -- and left before practice's end. Stoops said that the team was "trying to help" the four-star offensive linemen, who initially arrived at Kentucky after transferring out of USC in July of 2017. He sat out the 2017 season due to NCAA regulations.
Mar 22 - 12:56 PM

Iowa senior basketball player Ahmad Wagner is quitting basketball to focus on football.

Wagner (6'7/235) will be sticking it out with Iowa for at least the remainder of the spring semester as he trains for his embarkation into his football career. It's not known whether he plans on simply moving to HC Kirk Ferentz's squad after the semester's completion or if a transfer will be in order. While his experience on the gridiron is limited, Wagner had success as a wide receiver during his senior season of high school and has the frame for the game. His future position is unclear, but we've seen multiple basketball players make the transition to football as tight ends.
Mar 21 - 1:49 PM


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