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RB transfer Peny Boone has Kentucky and Louisville among finalists

The Cats make the final three.

NCAA Football: Mid-American Conference Football Championship-Miami (OH) at Toledo Lon Horwedel-USA TODAY Sports

The Kentucky Wildcats are in Jacksonville getting prepared for their matchup against the Clemson Tigers in the Gator Bowl tomorrow afternoon.

Despite that, one thing we have learned in the new era of college football is this: Recruiting never stops.

That sentiment came up again today, as Kentucky made the cut for Toledo transfer running back Peny Boone. They are listed alongside the Florida State Seminoles and Louisville Cardinals.

Pete Nakos of On3 was the first to report the news.

Boone, a 6-foot-1 and 242-pound running back out of Detroit, was named the MAC Offensive Player of the Year this past season, helping lead the Rockets to an 11-2 season. He totaled 1400 yards on 194 carries while scoring 15 touchdowns on the ground. Boone also added 15 receptions for 219 yards and a touchdown.

A former 4-star recruit in the class of 2020, Boone began his career at Maryland before transferring to Toledo in 2022.

When speaking with Nakos, here is what Boone said he is looking for in his next home:

“These are three of the nation’s top football programs with a rich history of getting guys to the next level. All three schools have a need for a game-changer in the backfield,” Boone told Nakos. “I feel like schematically I am a great fit within each respective offensive system. The coaching staffs have been nothing but supportive and professional, and I look forward to calling one of these prestigious universities home.”

For the Wildcats, they have already added Chip Trayanum, but with Ray Davis and JuTahn McClain off the roster next season, adding another veteran running back to the roster would be welcomed. Especially with the production Boone has shown he can produce at the collegiate level.

This is going to be one to watch next week as visits resume.