The University of Kentucky announced on Wednesday that quarterback Jalen Whitlow will transfer.
According to NBCSports.com
, Whitlow was asked to played a different position this season, and declined the offer:
However, at a press conference shortly after the surprising announcement of Whitlow’s impending departure, head coach Mark Stoops confirmed that the decision was made after the player was talked to about changing positions. Specifically, the coaching staff asked Whitlow to move to wide receiver. The quarterback declined, instead opting to move on elsewhere for his remaining two seasons of eligibility.
"We respect Jalen and his decision as we want the best for him,” Stoops said in a statement released prior to his talk with the media. “I thank Jalen for his contributions to the team. I want everyone to understand how hard he has worked and the effort he has given since our staff has been here.”
Last season, Whitlow threw for 1,033 yards, five touchdowns and five INTs, and also ran for 457 yards and six touchdowns.