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Brian Cole considering Kentucky Football; Former Michigan Top-100 signee

Brian Cole is leaving Michigan, and UK may be targeting the former top-100 recruit who had offers from Ohio State and Michigan State among others.

The Kentucky Wildcats are already poised to finish with a monster 2016 class, but it could get even better.

That is, if UK is able to land a transfer this spring, something Mark Stoops has annually done since coming to Lexington. Courtney Love, Braylon HeardMarcelys Jones and Greg Hart are just some of the transfers that have come to UK under Stoops' watch, and he may now have his eyes on a former top-100 recruit.

According to 247 Sports, Michigan Wolverines receiver/defensive back Brian Cole is leaving the program, and not only is UK in the mix, but may even get a visit in the coming weeks.

Kentucky, Pitt, Arizona and Arizona State are among the programs Cole is reported to be looking at or considering at this point, and a visit to Kentucky is likely sometime within the next few weeks, Wolverine247 also confirmed.

The former Saginaw (MI) Heritage star was the #1 ranked player in the state for the class of 2015 and committed to Michigan under Brady Hoke over Michigan State, Ohio State and a host of others. Cole saw time in three separate games this season, with one coming at wide receiver and two coming on special teams.

Cole, a former Under Armour All-America Game selection, hails from Heritage High School in Saginaw, Michigan. His final list of schools in consideration included Michigan State, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Nebraska before pledging to the Wolverines.

It's unclear what Cole's situation is and why he's leaving Michigan, but whatever it may be, he'd likely have to sit out the 2016 season due to NCAA transfer rules. He played sparingly in 2015, but enough that he's considered a true sophomore going into 2016, but a redshirt could help him become a redshirt sophomore for the 2017 season.