Kentucky quarterback Amani Gilmore becomes fifth Wildcat to join the NCAA transfer portal in week's time
Just when it seemed like Kentucky’s program couldn’t possibly send any more players to the NCAA transfer portal this week, another one has joined the party.
Last week, redshirt freshman Cavon Butler entered the database and was soon followed by sophomore defensive end Davoan Hawkins over the weekend. Then redshirt sophomore receiver B.J. Alexander did the same on Monday with redshirt senior fullback/tight end Drew Schlegel doing the same on Tuesday.
Now it’s redshirt freshman quarterback Amani Gilmore that has entered the portal, making a grand total of five Wildcats to do so in a week’s time. News of Gilmore’s entrance in the portal was first reported by Matt Zenitz of AL.com.
Gilmore has spent only one season in Lexington with his only appearance on the field coming against UT-Martin. The Amite, La., native signed with Kentucky in the 2019 recruiting cycle as a three-star prospect. Gilmore led Amite High School to the 2018 Louisiana 2A State Championship.
While it’s never ideal to potentially lose a quarterback, Kentucky currently has plenty of arm talent at the position with the likes of Terry Wilson, Joey Gatewood, Sawyer Smith, Nik Scalzo and Beau Allen on the roster in Lexington.
Of course, it must be noted that just because a player has entered the NCAA transfer portal, that does not mean they can’t potentially return to their team in the future.