Mark Stoops explains why FSU transfer Xavier Peters didn't travel to Georgia
Since being granted eligibility in September, Kentucky has been waiting on outside linebacker Xavier Peters, a transfer from Florida State, to start making an impact on defense.
While he has seen limited time, the 6-foot-4 linebacker didn’t make the trip to Athens for the matchup against Georgia this past Saturday. The reason why? Disciplinary issues.
Speaking at his weekly press conference on Monday, Kentucky coach Mark Stoops gave an update on the absence of Peters on the sideline during the Wildcats’ 21-0 loss to the Bulldogs in a rainy Sanford Stadium.
“Xavier’s an option. We’ll see,” Stoops said. “Xavier didn’t make the trip with us this past week, I left him at home. It’s our job to teach Xavier what our expectations are. How to handle your business here. He has a hard time getting to things on time and doing things the way we ask him to do. Until he gets that straightened out, he won’t play.”
A 4-star recruit in the 2018 signing class out of West Chester, Ohio, Peters first enrolled at Florida State last fall before deciding to transfer out to Kentucky. After his senior season of high school, the linebacker participated in the Under Armour All-American Game.