Mark Stoops and the Kentucky Wildcats’ 2021 roster may not be complete just yet.
On Monday, TigerDetails.com reported that LSU offensive tackle Dare Rosenthal was enterring the transfer portal.
Following his entry into the portal, Kentucky has reportedly contacted Rosenthal as Stoops and his staff look to boost their offensive line heading into the season.
With a recruitment this big, it’s no surprise to hear recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow is leading the charge, according to Cats Illustrated reporter Justin Rowland.
Lot of talk about Dare Rosenthal this afternoon.— Justin Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) June 29, 2021
Kentucky, Florida State, Missouri, Baylor some of the schools most involved.
Vince Marrow is on him from UK.
Afternoon update https://t.co/SmCXWFEOoF pic.twitter.com/f27CiumhiD
It would also appear former LSU Tiger-turned Wildcat Kelvin Joseph has caught wind of Rosenthal potentially landing in Lexington.
#BBN transferU do we have another dog ?— Kelvin Joseph (@bossmanfat1) June 29, 2021
According to the initial transfer report, Rosenthal is requesting this transfer after a violation of school policies could cause him to miss the 2021 season if he remained at LSU.
The senior starting left tackle, and former four-star recruit, played in six games last season due to a COVID-19 restricted season and other team violations.
Despite the disciplinary issues, Rosenthal would be a massive get for Kentucky as he would add depth to a line that lost several starters from last season.
Here is Rosenthal’s bio at LSU Sports.
“LSU’s starting left tackle for 2020 … Has all of the tools necessary to become a dominant SEC offensive lineman … Tremendous size and strength … Trained behind NFL Draft pick Saahdiq Charles for the past two years at left tackle … Originally signed as a defensive lineman but shifted to the offensive side of the ball as a rookie.”
LSU head coach Ed Orgeron has previously said Rosenthal has the potential to be a first-round NFL Draft pick.
We will have to wait and see if Rosenthal ends up in Lexington, but if he does, it would be a massive pickup for the Kentucky football program heading into what’s shaping up to be a very promising 2021 season.