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UK is recruiting Oregon WR Ashton Cozart and Florida OL Jalen Farmer

Cozart was a 4-star in the class of 2023.

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The transfer portal is officially open, and the Kentucky Wildcats are looking to add to their wide receiver room.

Mike Roach of 247 Sports reported on Tuesday that Kentucky has reached out to Oregon Ducks wide receiver transfer Ashton Cozart.

Cozart has been getting attention from several colleges, including Iowa State, SMU, Texas A&M, Utah, and Kentucky. He was a 4-star recruit in the 2023 class and was one of ESPN’s top 100 players.

Cozart did not see action in his first season at Oregon and is now looking for a new home with more opportunities.

Here is the scouting report on Cozart out of high school from On3.

Receiver with a rare blend of suddenness and top-end speed who tracks the ball with ease downfield. Consistently posts strong testing numbers at combine setting with a 4.45 second 40-yard dash, 33-inch vertical and 10’8” broad jump at over 6-foot-2, 182 pounds. Also has a 6-foot-5 wing-span. Ran 10.96 in the 100 meters in 2021. Played his freshman season at Kennedy Catholic HS in Washington before moving to Texas in 2020. Can sink his hips at the top of his routes and has good feel and instincts with his route running in order to separate more efficiently. Contested catch ability is hit or miss, but not necessarily his game. Someone that can truly take the top off of a defense and constantly strike fear into an opposing secondary with every snap. Has not yet translated his physical ability over to the field on Friday nights to the level of a true top wide receiver prospect. Older for the class, turning 18 years-old during his junior year.

It will be interesting to see who emerges as the favorite to land the former 4-star wide receiver.

Another name to keep an eye on is Florida Gators offensive lineman Jalen Farmer.

According to The Portal Report, Farmer is drawing interest from the Wildcats, Oklahoma Sooners, and Texas A&M Aggies.

Originally a class of 2022 recruit, Farmer was someone Kentucky made a strong push for before he landed with the Gators. The 6-foot-5, 310-pound Georgia native was ranked 690th nationally by 247 Sports Composite.

Farmer appeared in two games while redshirting as a true freshman. This past season, he logged just 27 offensive snaps while earning a 61.7 PFF grade.