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Martez Thrower enters transfer portal

The Cats lose another linebacker to the portal.

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The transfer portal has officially opened today, and the Kentucky Wildcats have seen several players enter their names throughout the morning including Destin Wade and Shamar Porter.

Now, another Cat has entered his name, this time from the defensive side of the ball.

According to Josh Edwards and Aaron Gershon of 247 Sports, Kentucky linebacker Martez Thrower has entered his name into the portal.

Thrower, a 6-foot-2 and 224-pound linebacker out of Rochelle (GA), committed to the Cats back in 2021 over Tennessee, Arkansas, and Nebraska, among others. He was considered a 3-star prospect in the class of 2021 by the 247 Sports Composite Rankings.

During his three years in Lexington, Thrower totaled 25 tackles (12 solo).

In what has been a crowded linebacker room since his arrival, Thrower saw his most snaps this past season as he backed up Trevin Wallace as a weakside LB.

With his departure, Thrower joins Luke Fulton as the second player to transfer out of the linebackers room for Kentucky. With D’Eryk Jackson and Wallace potentially returning to Lexington next season, it makes sense to look elsewhere for more playing time.

Best of luck to Martez in the next step of his playing career!