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Michael Nesbitt no longer with the Wildcats

Kentucky will lose a cornerback who was important to the team’s future.

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Redshirt freshman defensive back Michael Nesbitt is no longer with the Kentucky Football program according to multiple reports confirmed by a school spokeswoman.

According to Cats Pause, he has been removed from the team due to eligibility issues.

Nesbitt was a three-star recruit coming out of high school and chose Kentucky over powerhouse programs such as LSU, Auburn and Florida State.

Listed as a cornerback but also had the ability to slide to safety, Nesbitt appeared in 10 games for the Wildcats in 2018, mainly on special teams, though he did play some corner against Murray State and Louisville. He was the No. 2 corner on the depth chart behind Lonnie Johnson for much of the year.

For Kentucky going forward, losing Nesbitt means that the cornerback position will be even less experienced.

With Derrick Baity, Lonnie Johnson and Chris Westry all graduating, Nesbitt had a good chance to start.

Now, they will turn to early enrollees Taj Dodson, Quandre Mosley and Brandin Echols.

They also have redshirts such as Jamari Brown and Stanley Garner as potential starting options.

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