Football Transfers Looking at UK?

The University of Kentucky is the object of affection by two major college products in their pursuit of a transfer to another school. The Wildcats, however, remain in a holding pattern because of scholarship numbers. Will the Wildcats dip into the transfer pool that made nearby Louisville so successful?

Former Notre Dame quarterback David Wolke, whose scholarship release was made public a few days ago, has expressed interest in attending the University of Kentucky.

"We haven't really had a chance to figure out what the next move is," David's father, Max Wolke told the South Bend Tribune. "Illinois was the first to call, and some other schools have started to call, now that the news is getting out. We're going to throw our name out there and see what happens."

The 6-foot-2, 196-pounder from Mt. Juliet, Tenn. chose Notre Dame over Kentucky, when the Wildcats remained non-committal on a scholarship offer. The coach that recruited Wolke at the time - Coach Steve Ortmayer - believed they should wait out the recruitment of Brian Brohm before they pulled the trigger on offering Wolke.

Within 48 hours of learning of that news, Wolke committed to then Notre Dame coach Tyron Willingham.

UK would later strike out with Memphis' Antonio Hefner and Brian Brohm to South Carolina and Louisville respectively, settling instead for Gamecock commitment Joe Joe Brown, who has since been moved to wide receiver.

Many have long been of the opinion that Wolke wanted to go to Kentucky and sources close to the family have all but confirmed that notion, but the Wildcats, whom currently have 4 quarterbacks on scholarship, are believed to be fresh out of spots.

The staff has, however, offered Wolke a chance to walk-on.

Bringing in a transfer who would have to sit out a year might not be such a bad idea for Brooks and company.

Wolke would be a redshirt junior with Andre Woodson being a senior in 2007. That would allow the Wildcats to either redshirt Curtis Pulley or move him to another position as a redshirt sophomore or junior.

It would also allow more maturation time for heralded freshmen Will Fidler and Michael Hartline, as well as offer some additional time for the staff to make a decision on whom the future will be.

Kansas State Reciever lists Kentucky

According to Jeffrey Martin of the Wichita Eagle, Kansas State sophomore wide receiver Ro Grigsby (6'4 210) is considering transferring to the University of Kentucky this fall.

Romunn Grigsby was an Associated Press all-Ohio selection as a senior at Northmont High. He redshirted the 2004 season at K-State. Last year, he caught one pass for 10 yards in two games.

The 6-foot-4, 185-pound wide receiver had fallen on the depth chart. According to his father, Grigsby had fallen behind a walk-on, and no legitimate reason for the demotion was supplied.

The Ohio native chose the Wildcats of Kansas State over Pittsburgh, Wisconsin, Colorado, Minnesota and West Virginia. Kentucky allegedly did not offer Grigsby until after he committed and months prior to several break out performances in All-Star games.

In the annual Ohio All-Star Classic, Grigsby hauled in 7 passes - 3 of which for touchdowns - for 175 yards and earned game MVP Honors. It was the first of three All-Star game MVP honors Grigsby would hold as a departing high school senior.

He will have three seasons of eligibility remaining, and Grigsby plans to find a Division I-A program closer to home.

"All of the Mid-American Conference schools are in play," Martine wrote, "as are Marshall and Kentucky. Dropping down to I-AA is an option, but it's not the preferred route."

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