Two Nebraska players transferring to Kentucky
The Kentucky Wildcats added two transfers from the University of Nebraska Thursday. Inside linebacker Courtney Love and tight end Greg Hart decided to join the Wildcats, just days after Nebraska’s coaching change.
Love and Hart were recruited to Nebraska by current Wildcats tight ends coach Vince Marrow. Both players visited the Kentucky campus in Lexington last week and are natives of neighboring Ohio. Due to health concerns of both players’ relatives, Love and Hart will both apply for hardship waivers that would allow them to play next season without sitting out.
Both Love’s grandmother and great-grandmother, who helped his single father raise him, are ill.
“A lot of the decision did come down to family,” said Cory Love, the player’s father who also has health concerns that prevented him from attending several of his son’s games this season. “I raised Courtney pretty much by myself. So it’s pretty much me and my mother and my grandmother. He grew up under us.”
Hart told the Courier-Journal that he is also transferring primarily to be closer to family and his ill uncle. The tight end spent most of his redshirt season on special teams, recording nine tackles.
“I’d just rather be in a more convenient location for my family,” he said. “I think (UK’s) system fits me better. Coach Marrow got me to come to Nebraska, and I knew he would love to have me and welcome me with open arms when I decided to transfer.”