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Fred Farrier commits to Kentucky

The Franklin County product is coming back to the Bluegrass.

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The Kentucky Wildcats are back on the board within the transfer portal.

On Sunday, the Cats landed a commitment from UAB Blazers transfer Fred Farrier II.

Farrier announced the news on Twitter.

A 6-foot-1 and 180-pound receiver from nearby Frankfort (KY), Farrier spent three seasons with the Blazers before entering the transfer portal this past December. During his time in Birmingham, he caught 29 passes for 389 yards and two touchdowns.

This past season, Farrier hauled in 18 balls for 266 yards and one score. He caught two passes for 53 yards in the Blazer’s loss at then-No. 1 Georgia.

As a class of 2021 recruit, Farrier was a 3-star prospect at 247 Sports ranked No. 12 in the state of Kentucky while playing at Franklin County High School. He held additional scholarship offers from Cincinnati, Army, San Diego State, Toledo, Ohio, Navy, Western Michigan, Miami (OH), Kent State, Eastern Michigan, and Air Force, among others.

Kentucky has made it a point this offseason to bolster the depth of the wide receiver room. Farrier joins North Texas’ Ja’Mori Maclin and Texas A&M’s Raymond Cottrell as transfer wideouts to join the program this offseason. He’s also the eighth overall transfer to pick Kentucky in this recruiting cycle.

Farrier was a redshirt sophomore this season, so he’ll have two years of eligibility remaining in Lexington.

Here are some high school and college highlights of the newest Wildcat in action.

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