Xavier Peters left Florida State for Kentucky to be closer to his infant son. If everything works out for the new Wildcat linebacker, his son will have the opportunity to watch his did play for the Wildcats as soon as next season.

If you missed the news, Peters recently announced his transfer to Kentucky after one season with Florida State.

The former Under Armour All-American and Ohio native was a four-star member of the 2018 recruiting cycle and signed with FSU over Kentucky out of high school. However, before signing with the Seminoles, Peters was committed to Mark Stoops’ program. Clearly, he was torn regarding his decision coming out of Lakota West High School in West Chester, Ohio and after a brief stay in Tallahassee, he’s back in the fold for the Wildcats.

Peters recently issued the following comment on Twitter while responding to a story centered on his waiver application that must be approved by the NCAA in order for the linebacker to see the field in 2019.

“I hope the @NCAAFootball respect my decision by coming home to take care of my son the right way,” Peters said on Twitter. “I needed to play closer to home so I can show him how much love him & how much I missed him. It’s a dream come true to be playing in front of my son.”

Waivers appear to be getting easier and easier to obtain for players that wouldn’t normally be granted immediate eligibility so there is at least a chance that Peters suits up for the Wildcats next season. Either way, whether he sees the field or not, at least Peters is now closer to his family since becoming a member of the Wildcat family once again.