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Kentucky Football Prepares for Spring Transfer Portal Window to Open

Nick Roushby:Nick Roush04/15/24

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Mark Stoops Blue-White Game

The 2024 Blue-White Spring Game marked the end of spring practice for the Kentucky football program. It transitions us to the next phase of the offseason. Roster construction has become a 24/7/365 job and it cranks up a notch with the opening of the spring transfer portal window.

The transfer portal opens on Tuesday, April 16 for new applicants. Unlike the first window, this one is much shorter, lasting only two weeks until April 30. Players must submit their names into the transfer portal during this two-week window but can wait longer to decide on their next destination.

In addition to the transfer portal, there is now an open contact period in recruiting. Coaches can conduct in-person meetings and evaluations off of campus until May 25.

Departing Kentucky Football Players

Following the Kentucky spring game, Mark Stoops was asked how involved the Wildcats would be in the upcoming transfer portal window. “We’ll see,” he said.

For Kentucky to add players, as they did this afternoon with JUCO OT Anfernee Crease, some Wildcats must seek greener pastures elsewhere. RB La’Vell Wright announced last week he will become a graduate transfer and WR Cole Lanter shared this afternoon that he will hit the portal.

“I need to lose a few. I need to get to 85. If I want to gain some, I got to lose a few,” said Stoops.

Here’s a rundown of which Wildcats have gone into the transfer portal so far this offseason.

  • Jalen Geiger (Entered on Nov. 27): Committed to Tulane on Jan. 6
  • Izayah Cummings (Entered on Nov. 29): Committed to Louisville on Dec. 18
  • Luke Fulton (Entered on Dec. 1): Committed to Kent State on Jan. 12
  • Shamar Porter (Entered on Dec. 4): Withdrew from the transfer portal on Dec. 8
  • Jamarius Dinkins (Entered on Dec. 4): Committed to Purdue on Dec. 10
  • Destin Wade (Entered on Dec. 4): Committed to Colorado on Dec. 15
  • Keaten Wade (Entered on Dec. 4): Committed to Colorado on Dec. 15
  • JuTahn McClain (Entered on Dec. 4)
  • Grant Bingham (Entered on Dec. 4)
  • Dekel Crowdus (Entered on Dec. 4): Committed to Hawaii on Jan. 18
  • Martez Thrower (Entered on Dec. 4): Committed to Georgia State on Jan. 6
  • Kaiya Sheron (Entered on Dec. 5): Enrolled at UT Martin
  • Jordan Dingle (Entered on Dec. 7): Withdrew from transfer portal on Dec. 16
  • Elijah Reed (Entered on Dec. 11)
  • Deuce Hogan (Entered on Dec. 30): Committed to New Mexico State on Jan. 6
  • La’Vell Wright (Entered on April 10):
  • Cole Lanter (Entered on April 15):

Incoming Transfer Portal Players

PlayerPosition (Measurables)High SchoolFormer SchoolClass
Raymond Cottrell Jr.WR (6-3, 210)Milton (Fla.) HighTexas A&MRFr.
Jamon Dumas-JohnsonLB (6-1, 245)Baltimore (Md.) St. Frances AcademyGeorgiaSr.
Jalen FarmeriOL (6-5, 310)Covington (Ga.) EastsideFloridaRSo.
Fred Farrier IIWR (6-1, 180)Frankfort (Ky.) Franklin CountyUABRJr.
Ja’Mori MaclinWR (5-11, 183)Kirkwood (Mo.) HighMissouri/North TexasRSr.
Gerald MinceyT (6-6, 337)Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) Cardinal GibbonsFlorida/TennesseeRSr.
Kristian StoryS (6-1, 211)Lanett (Ala.) HighAlabamaRSr.
Chip TrayanumRB (5-11, 233)Akron (Ohio) Archbishop HobanArizona State/Ohio StateRSr.
Brock VandagriffQB (6-3, 210)Bogart (Ga.) Prince Avenue ChristianGeorgiaRJr.

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