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Kentucky offers big-time transfer WR Taj Harris

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Harris will be a game-changer for someone, and Kentucky is now in the mix.

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The Kentucky Wildcats’ revamped passing game is a big reason why they’re currently 5-0 and now in contention for a New Year’s Six bowl.

Nebraska transfer Wan’Dale Robinson has been a big part of this resurgence, and it looks like Kentucky is once again looking to the transfer portal for game-changing receivers.

On Monday, Syracuse Orange receiver Taj Harris entered the portal, and Kentucky has already offered him a scholarship.

While it’s very early in the 2022 transfer cycle, Harris is going to be one of, if not the best receiver to hit it. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound senior finishes his Syracuse career with 151 catches for 2,028 yards and 10 touchdowns in 35 games.

Part of why Harris left the program when he did is he’s only played three games thus far, which means he can still redshirt this season and preserve an extra year of eligibility. He’s actually among five players who’ve left the program since the start of fall camp, according to Syracuse.com.

In the three games Harris did play this year, he racked up 16 catches for 171 yards. Much of that came in his eight-catch, 122-yard game vs. Rutgers.

As a junior in 2020, Harris racked up 58 catches for 733 yards and five touchdowns in 10 games.

In 2019 as a sophomore, he had 37 grabs for 559 yards and two scores in 11 games.

As a true freshman in 2018, Harris racked up 40 receptions for 565 yards and three scores in 11 games.

That kind of production would be massive for any offense to add. Kentucky is losing Josh Ali to graduation and Wan’Dale Robinson to the NFL at the rate he’s going, so Harris would have a golden opportunity to be the No. 1 option in Liam Coen’s offense with a senior QB in Will Levis.

As of now, it’s unclear what other schools are in contention for Harris.

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