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Kentucky Football: Jalen Whitlow to Eastern Illinois University?

Comes now news from SB Nation that Jalen Whitlow may have found himself a transfer destination. According to Kevin Trahan at the mothership, both Whitlow and dismissed Missouri Tigers receiver Dorial Green-Beckham (a former #1 overall national recruit) have their eyes on an FCS program:

After being dismissed from the Missouri football team earlier this month, wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has reportedly found a new home. According to Josh Newberg of 247 Sports, Green-Beckham will transfer to FCS Eastern Illinois next season, meaning he will be eligible to play immediately.


Landing the former top recruit is obviously a coup for an FCS program, but according to Newberg, another former SEC player may join Green-Beckham in Charleston, Illinois — former Kentucky quarterback Jalen Whitlow could be EIU-bound.

EIU is definitely a quality FCS program. They were the second seed in the 2013 FCS playoffs, and finished at the top of the computer rankings at the end of the regular season. EIU is located in Charleston, Illinois, and the Panthers have quite a history in FCS. They were the 1978 Division II national champion, and the runners-up in 1980. They have made 13 appearances since 1982 in the FCS football championship tournament.

The addition of Whitlow and Green-Beckham would surely put EIU in a very good position to challenge for the FCS championship again next season. If this turns out to be true, Whitlow will be going from an SEC program knowing nothing but frustration to an FCS program knowing little other than success.