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Kentucky Wildcats Football lands Iowa Hawkeyes basketball player Ahmad Wagner

UK gets a Transfer Yahtzee in Iowa basketball player Ahmad Wagner.

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According to Justin Rowland, Aham Wagner will be eligible to play in 2018 and has two full years eligibility left.

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:

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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