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Linebacker Xavier Peters transferring to Kentucky

Xavier Peters posted this on Twitter to announce his transfer to Kentucky.


Recently when Kentucky recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow explained how personally he took it when a player he had recruited to play at UK decided to transfer he also noted how he never cuts off a relationship with a player he recruited who didn’t pick UK just in case that player may later transfer and need a new school.

Say hello to Ohio four-star linebacker Xavier Peters, a one-time UK commit who flipped to Florida State late in his recruitment. He played in two games — Wake Forest and Clemson — as a true freshman in 2018 and then was suspended for an indefinite period in April for violation of team rules. He had put his name in the transfer portal after the season ended but then changed his mind then about leaving.

Now Peters is heading back to Kentucky after making a visit to campus today and hopes to be enrolled in classes in June.

The 6-4, 230-pound Peters is from West Chester Lakota West High School, a team that annually produces high level talent. He had 78 tackles, six sacks and two forced fumbles his senior year when when he was ranked as the nation’s No. 12 outside linebacker and top 200 recruit nationally, He was named an Under Armour All-American.


  1. Hope this football player can help UK. I would be concerned about his breaking of team rules, but I would think these UK coaches have that ironed out. FSU is usually loaded with talent too, so seeing the field is always a challenge at that football factory.

  2. I think this is a huge get for the Stoops team.

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