The Kentucky Wildcats football program got some good news out of the transfer portal once again on Monday morning, this time landing former four-star wide receiver and Michigan State transfer Tre’Von Morgan.
Morgan is a 6-6 wide out, out of Massillon, Ohio, who originally committed to the Spartans over other programs such as Iowa, Iowa State, Ole Miss, Missouri, Washington State, Rutgers, Virginia, and more.
Morgan will have four years of eligibility remaining thanks to the NCAA granting a free year to athletes who played this past season, so he’ll be a redshirt freshman for the Cats in 2021.
Morgan was ranked the No. 9 player in Ohio and the No. 44 wide receiver recruit in the Class of 2019 coming out of Massillon High School, according to Rivals. He would have been one of Kentucky’s top-five recruits in said class.
Morgan redshirted his first year in East Lansing, but played very sparingly as a redshirt freshman this past season, catching two passes, one of those going for a 26-yard touchdown against Penn State. The stats aren’t there yet for Morgan, but the potential certainly is, especially for someone with all the right intangibles at a position of need for Kentucky.
The addition of Morgan could be a big one, as that gives Kentucky a serious deep threat, with Morgan’s size easily making him the tallest wide receiver on the Wildcats’ roster. Kentucky last had a big pass-catching target in the form of Ahmad Wagner, who ended up being pretty good.
With the addition of Morgan, this makes the third transfer out of the Big Ten that Kentucky has landed in the short off-season. Kentucky initially struck gold by landing hometown star Wan’Dale Robinson after his decision to transfer from Nebraska, and then just recently added Penn State quarterback Will Levis and another Spartans player in Luke Fulton.
The reasoning for Kentucky’s relatively short signing class this year was because they were holding out room for transfers, and they did just that, landing five transfers in total if you count Justice Dingle, brother of UK commit Jordan Dingle and former four-star defensive player at Georgia Tech.
What an offseason that Stoops and company have had.
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