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Zeke Correll to NC State

The Kentucky legacy player won’t be coming to Lexington.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 23 Ohio State at Notre Dame Photo by Joseph Weiser/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Zeke Correll will not be coming to Kentucky, as he is now heading to NC State.

With the end of the college football regular season comes the start of the transfer portal and players looking for new homes. The Kentucky Wildcats figure to make a host of additions between now and the 2024 season, and a big priority should be the offensive line.

On Monday, an interesting name hit the transfer portal when Notre Dame center Zeke Correll announced his intention to transfer. The portal officially opens on December 4th.

Here’s what Correll had to say on Twitter.

“First and foremost, I would like to thank my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for walking with me on this journey. Thank you to my teammates who have gone to battle with me and upheld the Notre Dame standard. The people are what make this place special, and my last five years here have been nothing short of a blessing.

“That being said, I am looking for a new opportunity in my final season of eligibility and am entering my name in the transfer portal.”

Kentucky will, without a doubt, be looking to improve the offensive line this offseason, especially after losing Kenneth Horsey, and Correll already had connections to Kentucky.

Soon after the announcement from Correll, KSR reported that Correll has several family connections to Kentucky:

Ray Correll was an All-American at Kentucky who played for Bear Bryant from 1951-53. Ray is Zeke Correll’s grandfather. Steve Correll played for Kentucky in the 1970s. Steve is Zeke Correll’s father. Gabe Correll played for Rich Brooks and Joker Phillips at Kentucky from 2008-12. Zeke Correll is the youngest of nine kids in a family with deep Kentucky ties.

It will be interesting to see who emerges as a contender to land Correll, but it looks like he could be someone for the BBN to keep an eye on.