The NCAA has officially ruled that Xavier Peters is cleared to play this season for the Kentucky Wildcats, he announced on Twitter.
I just want to thank God for getting me CLEARED! also I want to thank the @NCAA for understanding my situation about me coming closer to my son I’m going to bring the energy and the passion to this team can’t wait to be on that field Saturday night! Go Cats!! Love my fans #BBN pic.twitter.com/ITDk3yQc6f— Xavier Peters ♂️ (@xavierpeters22) September 10, 2019
Peters, the outside linebacker who transferred to the Wildcats from Florida State this season, sent an appeal to the NCAA to be cleared to play in August.
Peters, who played in two games last season for the Seminoles as a redshirt, placed his name into the transfer portal in December, but opted to change his mind and stay at Florida State for the spring semester.
However, Peters then decided in the middle of the spring semester that he in fact did want to transfer and wanted to transfer and play for Mark Stoops at the University of Kentucky.
Peters was once a commit for the Wildcats, but didn’t sign with them and opted to take his talents to Tallahassee and play for the Seminoles. It wasn’t long before he decided he needed to be closer to his West Chester (OH) hometown and his family.
Peters has potential to be a big impact on the Wildcats, especially since the Wildcats are looking to replace one of the most talented players in Wildcat history, Josh Allen, who just so happens to share the same position as Peters. So, with Peters in the mix, he could be what the Wildcats need to continue rising in both the SEC and country as a top program.
Peters was a great pick up for the Wildcats and when given the chance, may be a secret weapon for Mark Stoops and company.