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The addition of Xavier Peters continues the positive momentum around the UK Football program

Another day, more positive news for the Kentucky Football program.

This offseason has been full of positive momentum for the Wildcats football program and head coach Mark Stoops on the heels of a 10-win season. Kentucky has seen unprecedented momentum on the recruiting trail and a great showing at the NFL Draft, while looking at the possibility of another successful season in 2019 despite a significant number of departures.

Yesterday, Kentucky landed Xavier Peters as a transfer, a former Kentucky commitment who was a 4-star linebacker coming out of high school in Ohio. Peters flipped from Kentucky to Florida State, but after several near-decisions, Peters decided to transfer and come to Kentucky.

Reports say that Peters will appeal for immediate eligibility, but it’s no guarantee he will receive it. Nonetheless, he will have four years of eligibility and whether he joins in 2019 or 2020, looks to be a player who can come in and make an impact.

Landing Peters is huge for the program and is just another example of the level that Mark Stoops, Vince Marrow, and the Kentucky coaching staff have built this program to. It wasn’t long ago that a player like Peters transferring from Florida State would even sniff at Kentucky, but now, the Wildcats are becoming a household name.

It’s an exciting time to be a Kentucky Football fan, so buckle up.

Tweets of the Day

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Bledsoe had a tough night last night, but did have this impressive layup.

Quickies

Is Kentucky still in the driver’s seat for Justin Rogers? - Courier Journal

One Michigan recruiting analyst thinks so, but says Rogers’ list is ever-fluctuating.

Xavier Peters shows power of positive recruiting - KSR

Peters recommitting shows that no bridges were burned in his recruitment.

Josh Harrellson wins Rebounder of the Year in Japan league - KSR

Jorts is dominating the boards in Japan.

Bellarmine’s president talks potential move to Division I - Courier Journal

It seems like Bellarmine could be the next Kentucky school to join the DI ranks.

Champ Kelly a possible contender for Jets GM job - Cats Pause

The former Wildcat could be in the running for the newly-open position.

Maximum Security’s owners file lawsuit to overturn Derby decision - Herald Leader

And the Derby controversy continues on.

Grizzlies plan on picking Ja Morant 2nd - ESPN

If Zion goes first as expected, Memphis plans to take the Murray State star next.

Trade packages for Anthony Davis - Bleacher Report

Still seems like the Knicks, Lakers and Celtics are the most likely players for AD.

Brook Lopez has huge game, as Bucks take Game 1 of ECF - Yahoo

Lopez finished with 29 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks.

Could Tacko Fall have NBA future? - Yahoo

The 7’7” social media star from UCF has impressed some NBA scouts.

What if Zion Williamson doesn’t want to play for the Pelicans? - The Ringer

Can we all come to the agreement that Zion isn’t going back to Duke?

How will Tiger look post-Masters? - Sports Illustrated

With the PGA Championship beginning, how will Tiger fare since his emotional win at the Masters?