By LARRY VAUGHT
When Denzil Ware decided to transfer rather than play his final season at Kentucky, he became the 12th player in UK’s 25-player recruiting class in 2014 to leave UK early.
That seemed like a lot to me, especially when you add Boom Williams leaving a year early to try to play in the NFL and Drew Barker giving up his final year due to an injury.
Then something at Alabama, the nation’s best college football program, came to my attention. Reserve offensive lineman Brandon Kennedy announced Tuesday he’s leaving Alabama as a graduate transfer — the same thing Ware did at UK. He’s a former four-star recruit.
Kennedy is the second reserve offensive lineman that’s decided to transfer from Alabama in recent weeks. Dallas Warmack did the same thing earlier and, like Kennedy, he was part of a 24-member recruiting class in 2015.
But get this — 15 of the 24 players that Alabama signed in 2015 have now left the program.
So maybe the mass exodus at Kentucky is not that unusual. Obviously, players that left Alabama were part of a winning program, one that won national championships.