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Dorian Hendrix, Jaleel Hytchye leaving Kentucky football

Kentucky loses two players who were expected to be at least third-stringers this year, though both were listed as primary backups on the initial depth chart.

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It looks like the Kentucky Wildcats are losing two football Cats to transfer less than two weeks away from their regular-season opener against UL-Layette.

According to Scout.com's Jeff DrummondDorian Hendrix and cornerback Jaleel Hytche are both transferring from the program for unspecified reasons.

KSR's Matt Jones later reported the same:

Jen Smith of the Lexington Herald-Leader just confirmed the report:

Hendrix is a redshirt freshman who signed with UK as a three-star recruit in their 2014 class. He was expected to be part of the linebacker rotation this year. He was on the initial depth chart released for the fall.

As for Hytchye, he's a junior corner who rarely saw the field as a sophomore in 2014, but was part of the rotation as a true freshman in 2013. He was a three-star member of Mark Stoops' first full recruiting class at Kentucky. He was listed as the second-string corner behind starter Cody Quinn on the initial depth chart for this upcoming season.

24/7 Sports had both Hendrix and Hytchye rated as top-50 prospects from the state of Ohio in their respective classes. It's never good when you lose two players who were listed as primary backups on the initial depth chart. Still, perhaps this is aa sign that both were falling on the depth chart as fall camp rolled on.

Whatever is the case, we wish Hytchye and Hendrix well in their future travels.