Veteran Kentucky offensive lineman reportedly enters transfer portal
Kentucky is set to lose some depth if Nick Lewis follows through on his pledge to look for a new school.
Lewis entered the transfer portal on Thursday after he appeared in eight games last season on special teams, Derek Terry of The Cats Pause reported. After he redshirted in 2018, Lewis appeared in 11 games in 2019.
The 6-foot-9, 320-pound offensive tackle from Jacksonville, Florida was a 3-star prospect and the
No. 53 offensive tackle nationally and the 111th-ranked prospect in the state of Florida by 247sports. Lewis had 22 scholarship offers before ultimately choosing UK over Washington State.
The Kentucky offensive line, like much of the offense, is set for a makeover under new offensive coordinator Liam Coen and offensive line coach Eric Wolford, who previously coached at South Carolina.
Lewis was not expected to be on the two-deep depth chart entering fall camp, and is likely looking for a program where he can find more playing time.
Terry noted that Lewis worked hard to improve his conditioning during his time at Kentucky. He was originally listed at 367 pounds as a freshman before losing over 40 pounds during his career. With the NCAA one-time transfer waiver, Lewis will be allowed to play immediately at his next school.