E.J. Price has decided to leave Kentucky after his sophomore season and has officially signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, a Canadian Football team, for next season, according to Global News.
Price later announced the news on twitter:
As many of you may remember, E.J. sent out a series of controversial tweets saying that he was going to leave the University, along with criticizing some of the Kentucky coaching staff in March of 2018. Clearly, that didn’t happen as he started 11 of 13 games this season for the Cats, after sitting the entire 2017 season per the transfer rules.
He was a highly touted recruit as he was ranked 69th overall and was the 9th best player at his position coming out of 2016. He had a really good season for Kentucky, so it is unfortunate to see them lose a good talent.
Landon Young, who tore his ACL last season before it started, is expected to regain his starting spot back at left tackle. The Cats are fortunate to have Landon, but losing a talented lineman hurts any team.
This also gives Sophomores Naasir Watkins and Darian Kinnard an opportunity to likely compete for the starting right tackle position. Both of these young guys are big and talented, so it should create for an interesting story this spring to see which one gets more time.
With that being said, we wish E.J. the best of luck with his future endeavors. Continuing to play the game you love is a blessing, no matter where the destination is. Hopefully E.J. can figure things out and find his way to the NFL one day.