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Kentucky RB transfer La'Vell Wright commits to Austin Peay

Adam Luckettby:Adam Luckett04/24/24


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Kentucky tailback La’Vell Wright entered the portal as a graduate transfer on April 10. Two weeks later, the Radcliff (Ky.) North Hardin product has found his second college football home. Wright is head to the FCS.

The tailback committed to Austin Peay on Wednesday.

A class of 2021 signee, the former three-star recruit spent three years at Kentucky. La’Vell Wright will be a redshirt junior in 2024 with two years of eligibility remaining. Under offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello as a redshirt freshman in 2022, La’Vell Wright saw action in all 13 games recording 39 carries for 120 yards and six receptions for 28 yards. However, an injury forced Wright to miss the entire 2023 season after taking a redshirt year in 2021.

In high school, La’Vell Wright rushed for 4,019 yards and 53 touchdowns over his last three years at North Hardin. Wright picked Kentucky over Maryland, Northwestern, and West Virginia.

Kentucky currently has five scholarship tailbacks on the roster and is currently considered the favorite to land Louisville transfer Peny Boone out of the transfer portal.

Kentucky Football Departures in the Spring Transfer Portal

Since the conclusion of Kentucky spring practice, so far eight former scholarship players have entered the transfer portal.

  • DB Jordan Robinson (Entered transfer portal on April 24)
  • DB Jaremiah Anglin (Entered transfer portal on April 23)
  • WR Shamar Porter (Entered transfer portal on April 22)
  • P/K Jackson Smith (Entered transfer portal on April 22)
  • WR Ardell Banks (Entered transfer portal on April 22)
  • WR Raymond Cottrell (Entered transfer portal on April 16)
  • WR Cole Lanter (Entered transfer portal on April 16)
  • RB La’Vell Wright (Entered transfer portal on April 10): Committed to Austin Peay on April 24

In addition to KSR’s Transfer Portal Tracker, you can follow every move around college football with On3’s Transfer Portal wire and by following On3’s Transfer Portal account on Twitter/X.

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