Kentucky started off the weekend adding a commitment from Minnesota transfer De'Niro Laster. Laster, a former three-star linebacker from Cleveland (OH.) Heights High School, was on campus Friday night during the Wildcats’ Friday Night Blue Lights camp.
The 6-foot-4, 225-pound redshirt sophomore requested a transfer from Minnesota in order to be closer to home. There is a possibility that Laster will be able to play at Kentucky this fall, but currently his status is unknown.
Laster was Academic All-Big 10 last season as a redshirt freshman and was in line to compete for the starting role at outside linebacker.
One of Kentucky’s biggest commitments to date, literally and figuratively, is JUCO transfer Tate Leavitt (pictured). The Wildcats have long been thought to be the leader in Leavitt’s recruitment.
The 6-foot-6, 305-pound sophomore is expected to compete for the starting left tackle spot in the spring. Leavitt was lightly recruiting coming out of high school and chose to attend Hutchinson (KS.) Community College where he became one of the best junior college linemen in the country.
However the train didn’t stop there. Also on campus this weekend was Lawrenceville (GA.) Archer defensive tackle Kobe Smith. Smith came to Lexington as a North Carolina State commitment and left with his recruitment open again.
All Wildcats will keep you updated on Kentucky’s recruiting class.