In a turn of events, the Kentucky Wildcats will have Ashtan Pierre on campus for the 2018 college football season.
On Tuesday, the school announced that Pierre has arrived on campus and will enroll in classes this fall. He will practice with the team but will not play as a redshirt.
Back during SEC Media Days, head coach Mark Stoops revealed that Pierre was facing grade issues that would likely keep him from qualifying academically for this season. It would seem the issue is resolved if the freshman linebacker will be able to practice this fall, which is great news.
Pierre, who hails from Deerfield Beach (FL), picked UK while holding scholarship offers from the LSU Tigers, Oklahoma Sooners, South Carolina Gamecocks, Iowa Hawkeyes, Miami-Florida Hurricanes, Michigan State Spartans, North Carolina Tar Heels and Ole Miss Rebels among others.
That kind of offer sheet speaks to how good a recruit Pierre is shaping up to be if he got his academics sorted out, which it sounds like he managed to accomplish.
Pierre is listed on UK’s roster as a 6-2, 200-pound linebacker who will wear No. 36.
Kentucky also announced a transfer addition in Harold Lacy, who comes to Lexington after beginning his college career at Middle Tennessee State. He will be a walk-on.
A 6-2, 225-pound linebacker, Lacy is originally from Cordova High School (TN) and is a former teammate of current Kentucky defensive tackle Quinton Bohanna.
Lacy is classified as a sophomore and will wear No. 47 this fall.