According to Justin Rowland, Aham Wagner will be eligible to play in 2018 and has two full years eligibility left.
This is big: I'm told that Ahmad Wagner, 6'7 incoming receiver/former basketball transfer, has TWO years to play at Kentucky. Immediately eligible and retains 2019 eligibility. That makes a tremendous difference.— Justin Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) May 1, 2018
That’s huge, as it means Wagner will have a chance to make an immediate impact for the Cats, and he’ll be on the roster for 2019 when UK goes through more attrition at wide receiver.
The Kentucky Wildcats have landed a football transfer that’s actually been playing basketball.
Iowa Hawkeyes transfer Ahmad Wagner has committed to UK, he announced on his Twitter page:
First off I would like to thank God for the blessing and opportunity he has put in front of me.. with that being said after much thought and consideration from my family I will be furthering my academic and athletic career at the University of Kentucky! #BBN pic.twitter.com/OUWi5n9IV9— Ahmad Wagner (@Ahmad_Wagner) May 1, 2018
Wagner’s story is a very interesting one, as he spent the last three years playing hoops at Iowa. However, he was a two-sport star in high school and is ready to get back to the gridiron, which is part of why he’s leaving Iowa.
The previous tie to UK and Mark Stoops is recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow, who recruited Wagner when he was a 2015 class prospect coming out of Ohio.
Listed at 6-7 and 236 pounds by the school’s website, Wagner is hoping to play wide receiver for a college football team, and that’s a position UK needs more depth at beyond 2018.
Dorian Baker will see his eligibility expire following the 2018 season, and UK just lost Garrett Johnson, Charles Walker and Kayaune Ross to graduation as well. That could allow Wagner to come in, redshirt for a year, get the system down and be ready to fight for playing time in 2019.
Check out some old highlights of Wagner from his high school football days:
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