Kentucky freshman Cavon Butler announces he's entered the NCAA transfer portal
Kentucky’s defensive line looks poised to lose some depth as redshirt freshman defender Cavon Butler has announced he has entered the NCAA transfer portal.
The 2019 season was Butler’s first in Lexington after signing with Kentucky out of Toledo, Ohio. He appeared in just one game last season for the Wildcats, against UT Martin, and took a redshirt.
Butler announced the news with the following note, with the caption, “My recruitment is fully open!!” on Twitter.
“I would like to thank the University of Kentucky staff for giving me the opportunity to play there. I would also like to thank my family and God for helping me make this life-changing decision, but I will be entering my name in the transfer portal. I am open to all schools.”
It should be noted that just because a player enters the NCAA transfer portal, it doesn’t mean they cannot return to their school. Entering the portal simply allows other coaching staffs to reach out to the player regarding a potential transfer.
The Ohio native was rated as a three-star member of Kentucky’s 2019 recruiting class. He was the nation’s No. 60 defensive prospect and chose Kentucky over offers from Alabama, Ohio State and Michigan State, among others.