Update: Shamar Porter is sticking with the Cats after all.
Kentucky four-star true freshman wide receiver Shamar Porter, who went into the transfer portal Monday, has withdrawn his name from the portal, @chris_hummer and I have learned for @247sportshttps://t.co/6Cw7NKmknb pic.twitter.com/YcabEbXftm— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) December 9, 2023
According to 247 Sports’ Matt Zenitz and Chris Hummer, Porter is entering the transfer portal. He will have four years of eligibility left after redshirting this season.
A 6-foot-3, 205-pound native of Nashville (TN), Porter was one of Kentucky’s biggest signings in the class of 2023. However, a preseason injury led to him taking a redshirt. He did appear in one game but didn’t catch a pass.
Still, Porter was someone the coaching staff was high on. Offensive coordinator Liam Coen had this to say about Porter back in November.
“Shamar Porter is going to be a guy down the road that can help us win football games, whether that’s over the next couple of weeks or going into bowl prep or going into the offseason,” Coen said. “We’re young, but we’ve got experience right now.
This one is going to sting a bit for Kentucky, as Porter was the No. 214 recruit in the 2023 class and an Army Bowl All-American. He joins Dekel Crowdus as Kentucky wide receivers to enter the transfer portal thus far.
Best of luck to Porter as he looks for a new home.