Two-time Kentucky State defensive lineman Jordan Davis and junior cornerback Jalen Collins are set to graduate in the coming days, according to ESPN’s Adam Kramer.
Davis will graduate on Saturday, and Collins will graduate Monday, while the Wildcats will have a two-day break between their final two classes.
The timing of the two transfers is significant, as Davis is expected to be one of the most highly recruited prospects in the nation, and the two will be the most productive players in Kentucky State’s class this coming season.
With the departures of top-five prospects Derrick Walton Jr., Marcus Harris and Chris Walker, the Wildcats should be able to fill their defensive rotation with defensive starters and players who can start the season on the field.
While the Wildcats have a very good defensive roster, they will need to be ready to take on some of the top offenses in the country.
They will likely play a two or three-week break before their first bowl game, which is scheduled for October 28th in Morgantown, W.
If the Wildcats fall in the ACC, they could be forced to play in the Peach Bowl in Greensboro, N.C. For the past few seasons, the University of Kentucky has faced a lot of competition in the Big 12 Conference, with Texas A&M, Kansas and Texas coming to Lexington in recent years.
The Wildcats have won four conference titles in the last 10 years, and will be looking to build on that success.