It appears that another player from the secondary unit will be leaving the Kentucky Wildcats this offseason.
It was reported earlier this afternoon by Matt Zenitz of al.com that Jamari Brown would be leaving the program to enter the transfer portal.
Have learned that Kentucky cornerback Jamari Brown has entered the transfer portal. Started three games in 2019.— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) February 27, 2021
A former three-star prospect in the 2018 class, Brown looked primed to be a big contributor in the secondary in the years to come. He saw his most game action in the 2019 season playing in 11 games, including three starts.
This past season, he dealt with a nagging hamstring injury that only allowed him to see action in four games.
In total for his career with Kentucky, he played in 16 games, recording 26 tackles, seven pass breakups, one tackle for loss, and one fumble recovery.
The team will still be in good shape though after the loss of Brown with Carrington Valentine, Andru Phillips, and Quandre Mosely all expected to compete for the second corner spot opposite of Cedrick Dort. Cornerback has been a position that the team normally recruits extremely well, so don't be shocked to see one of the incoming freshman to potentially make an impact this season as well.
The program recruited Florida, especially South Florida hard in the classes of 2017-2018, and unfortunately only five players from that area that were in those recruiting classes are still in the program. Most Florida recruits who came to Kentucky in recent years were recruited by former offensive coordinator Eddie Gran.
Hopefully, the Wildcats have more success recruiting Florida moving forward.