It looks like former Michigan Wolverines signee Brian Cole won't be joining the Kentucky Wildcats after all.
According to 247 Sports, Cole, who played one season in Ann Arbor at both wide receiver and defensive back, will play next season at East Mississippi, a junior college powerhouse.
Former #Michigan WR Brian Cole will play safety for JUCO powerhouse East Mississippi this fall: https://t.co/UiUKZbVYlO #Kentucky— Steve Wiltfong (@SWiltfong247) May 24, 2016
UK scored a commitment from Cole earlier this offseason after he transferred from Michigan, but it looks like something fell through and he's now in the JUCO ranks. That report does say Kentucky is still in consideration by Cole, and he would have had to sit out this coming season had he come to UK, so maybe he wants to play this fall so bad that he'll spend a year in JUCO before joining an FBS program next year.
Cole is a former Under Armour All-America Game selection who hails from Heritage High School in Saginaw, Michigan. His final list of schools in consideration included Michigan State, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Nebraska before committing to the Wolverines.
Prior to his college career, Cole was the No. 1 ranked player in the state for the class of 2015 and committed to Michigan under Brady Hoke. Cole saw time in three separate games this past season, with one coming at wide receiver and two coming on special teams.
Landing highly-touted transfers is something Mark Stoops has annually done since coming to Lexington. Courtney Love, Braylon Heard, Marcelys Jones and Greg Hart are just some of the transfers that have come to UK under Stoops.
Then again, none of those have panned out as much as UK had hoped for, so it seems fitting that Cole won't either, at least this year.