New broke tonight of another potential transfer for Kentucky Wildcats football fans to keep an eye on.
Mike Farrell of Rivals.com mentioned Kentucky as one of the teams to reach out to Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker Ben Davis.
Hearing #BearDown #HookEm #FightOn #GoBuffs #BBN #Noles #Hokies #Spartans #GBR some of the big teams that have been in contact with former 5 star Ben Davis who is in portal from #Bama https://t.co/b28fIsso6W pic.twitter.com/FWdsuWg27Y— Mike Farrell (@rivalsmike) February 25, 2021
Davis, from Gordo (AL), is a former five-star recruit in the 2016 class, choosing the Tide over offers from Auburn, Georgia, LSU, and basically every other major program in the country. He was listed as the #1 ILB prospect in the class, as well as the 10th ranked recruit nationally according to 24/7 sports. According to Rivals, he was listed as the 5th-best player in the class.
Coming in at 6-4 and 237 pounds, Davis was listed this last season at outside linebacker for the Tide. He appeared in 10 games totaling three tackles.
Overall in his career, he totaled seven tackles, one sack, and one pass breakup, which obviously is not quite living up to the status he had as a recruit. Getting stuck behind talent at Alabama is pretty easy to do, especially if you don’t produce early. It seems like that could be the case here.
In the portal after spending five years in Tuscaloosa, Davis will be immediately eligible this season for the school he chooses.
If he was to become an addition to this Kentucky class, he would be the third of late additions to the linebacker room. After bringing in Michigan State transfer Luke Fulton, and four star recruit Trevin Wallace, it seems the staff is keeping its options open to find depth at a position of need.
It is unclear the amount of contact or interest there is from Kentucky as it could be a situation they are just kicking the tires on. As this recruitment goes on, Kentucky would seemingly be battling the likes of Texas, Arizona, USC, and Michigan State among others.
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