The Kentucky Wildcats are reportedly set to be looking to add multiple transfers with relaxed eligibility rules expected, making a defensive back they once recruited out of high school an intriguing prospect.
South Carolina Gamecocks defensive back Jammie Robinson has officially entered the transfer portal and could be a player Kentucky targets.
USC confirms that Jammie Robinson has entered the transfer portal.— David Cloninger (@DCPandC) December 23, 2020
Robinson was ranked as a four-star recruit out of Lee County High School in Leesburg (GA) by Rivals and ESPN in the 2019 class, and he opted to join the Gamecocks over an impressive list of offers that included Kentucky, Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, LSU, Michigan, Florida State, Oklahoma and Notre Dame.
Since landing in Columbia, Robinson has been quite impressive. In 2019, he earned SEC All-Freshman Team honors after recording 62 total tackles, forcing a fumble, grabbing an interception, and defending four passes.
As a sophomore in 2020, he finished second on the team in tackles with 74 while again defending four passes and grabbing an interception.
In the teams’ season finale against Kentucky, Robinson was notably ejected for targeting after a hit on UK wide receiver Allen Dailey.
Robison could be a potential fit for a UK secondary losing Kelvin Joseph and Brandin Echols. He also has a connection on staff in offensive line coach Eric Wolford who Kentucky hired from the Gamecocks earlier this month.
At safety, Kentucky appears likely to get juniors Yusuf Corker and Tyrell Ajian back for next year, so Robinson’s path to significant playing time likely is at cornerback if he comes to Kentucky. So if he prefers to stick to safety, that could sway him toward a different program.