Veteran Kentucky cornerback reportedly enters transfer portal
A hamstring injury kept Jamari Brown out of the majority of games for Kentucky during the 2020 season. Now he appears to be looking for a change of scenery.
Brown has reportedly entered the transfer portal after he played in four games in 2020, according to a report from Kevin Flaherty of 247Sports. Brown started three games for the Wildcats in 2019, but a hamstring injury slowed him for much of 2020.
In 2020, he played against Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Tennessee and NC State, and recorded a tackle in the bowl game against the Wolfpack.
Brown is a Sunrise, Florida native, and was rated the No. 74 cornerback and No. 845 overall prospect in the 2018 Class, according to the 247Sports Composite. His 14 offers coming out of high school included the likes of Auburn and Oregon. But the 6-foot-1 defensive back signed on to play in Lexington, taking a redshirt season his first year on campus.
He played in 11 of Kentucky’s 13 games in his redshirt freshman season, and started against Toledo, Eastern Michigan and Tennessee. He finished the year with 25 tackles, seven passes broken up — which finished second on the team — along with one tackle for loss and one fumble recovery.
The would-be redshirt junior with 15 career games of experience leaves a void in the UK secondary, which will also deal with the loss to the NFL of Kelvin Joseph.