The Kentucky Wildcats have had a good offseason to this point when it comes to their transfer portal recruiting. What has become a known strength for Mark Stoops and his staff will be put to the test once again this offseason as they try to fill some major holes currently open for next season's team.
One spot that will need a player or two added is the cornerback position. With Andru Phillips off to the NFL, the Cats will be looking to replace a starting CB this offseason.
Well, we can now add one player to the watch list.
This afternoon, Matt Zenitz of 247 Sports reported that Michigan Wolverines cornerback Cameron Calhoun has decided to enter the portal. He appeared in two games for the Wolverines this season.
Calhoun, a 6-foot and 173-pound defensive back out of Cincinnati, was a class of 2023 recruit. He ultimately committed to Michigan over Cincinnati, West Virginia, and a hard push from Vince Marrow and the Cats.
As a former 4-star recruit and top-400 player in the class, according to 247 Sports Composite, the connection between his high school (Winton Woods) and Kentucky almost won out several times. Before picking Michigan, he also committed to West Virginia over the Cats.
But one thing still remained throughout... Vince Marrow.
We have seen in the past where this staff keeping relationships with players has helped eventually lead to them playing in Lexington. Calhoun could be another player who fits that same mold if he ultimately decides to play for the UK.
It’s still early, but this could be one to watch closely when visits for transfers will restart on January 3rd.