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Denzil Ware transferring to Jacksonville State

Ware is moving closer to home.

Jeremy Chisenhall

Former Kentucky Wildcats linebacker Denzil Ware has announced that he is transferring to Jacksonville State for his final season of eligibility. Ware made the announcement via his private Instagram account.

Ware will play closer to home, as the Opp, Alabama, native will now play in-state.

“Excited to announce that I will finish my last season at Jacksonville St.,” the post read.

Ware was the first four-star prospect that Mark Stoops signed at Kentucky. He played three seasons for the Wildcats, in which he racked up 157 total tackles, 27 for loss, 13 sacks, three forced fumbles and an interception.

Ware made big improvements in 2016 and 2017, posting career-high numbers in each season. In 2016, he posted career highs in total tackles (70) and tackles for loss (12). In 2017, he posted career highs in sacks (6.5), forced fumbles and fumble recoveries (two each). He also recorded the only interception of his UK career in 2017.

Ware was involved in a fight that broke out between Kentucky and the Louisville Cardinals during the 2017 installment of the Governor’s Cup. Ware could be seen attempting to hit a Louisville player with a trash can.

Ware will have one year of eligibility left as a graduate transfer at Jacksonville State.