Headlined by Devin Leary.
Mark Stoops place collectively an impressive transfer portal class to pair with a plethora of returning players for the 2023 football season.
Stoops’ incoming class ranked as the No. 18 class with 12 commits.
Immediately after losing Will Levis to the NFL, Stoops and Liam Coen once again hit the portal for their QB1 and located it in North Carolina State transfer Devin Leary, who completed ranked as the No. eight all round transfer and the No. two QB. Leary completed just a single spot behind Sam Hartman, a Wake Forest transfer headed to Notre Dame.
In Leary’s final wholesome season in 2021, he completed with three,433 yards passing, 35 touchdowns, and just 5 interceptions. When wholesome, Leary can completely reside up to getting a leading-ten transfer talent.
JQ Hardaway was subsequent on the list at No. 75 and the No. 13 CB transfer. Hardaway played in 11 games for Cincinnati final season but barely scratched the stat book. Hardaway was a former Beneath-Armour All-American who committed to a Cincinnati group just coming off of a College Football Playoff berth in 2021.
Familiar foe Ray Davis was ranked as the No. 125 transfer. Davis was also tabbed as the No. 11 operating back transfer. Immediately after lighting up Kentucky in Lexington, the Vanderbilt operating back transferred to Lexington immediately after the departure of Chris Rodriguez.
Davis rushed for 1,042 yards and 5 touchdowns final season at Vandy.
Glasgow, KY., native Tanner Bowles was up subsequent at No. 164 in the portal and the No. ten IOL.
Bowles committed and played at Alabama from 2019-2022, winning a national championship in the course of action. He served principal in a backup function for Nick Saban in Tuscaloosa but is anticipated to have a bigger function at Kentucky.
Demie Sumo-Karngbaye, Devin Leary’s operating back at NC State, decided to adhere to suit and come to Kentucky as properly. Sumo-Karngbaye is ranked as the No. 167 transfer and the No. 12 operating back.
He played in eight games final season for the Wolfpack and was their second-top rusher with 305 yards and 3 touchdowns on the ground. He also added 148 yards getting and a single touchdown.
North Carolina transfer Keeshawn Silver rounded it out for the Wildcats, coming in at No. 193 in the portal and the No. 20 defensive lineman.
A former 5-star recruit in his higher college class (No. 28), Silver played two seasons for his property-state Tar Heels prior to getting into the portal. He redshirted in 2021 and played just 3 games in 2022.
The prospective for Silver is there in Kentucky and Mark Stoops’ really hard-nosed defense.