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Kentucky quarterback Amani Gilmore is the latest from the UK football roster to enter the transfer portal. According to a report by Josh Edwards of 247Sports, the redshirt freshman out of Louisiana will seek to transfer to another school for his remaining eligibility.


Gilmore was a signee in the class of 2019 in which he picked the Cats over Tennessee. The pro-style quarterback was not too far down in the depth chart considering all of the injuries at the position this past season, but yet only saw snaps late in the blowout win against Tennessee-Martin.


As Kentucky has regained depth at the quarterback position, many around the program have speculated that one or two would have to transfer. Lexington native Walker Wood who came in as a quarterback was the first to transfer this offseason, and now Gilmore becomes the second to leave.


Still at quarterback, Kentucky has Terry Wilson who has a 12-3 career record as a Kentucky starter and is presumed to be in that same role this coming season. Along with him, Nik Scalzo will be returning from injury, and also Sawyer Smith who started for the Cats after Wilson got hurt before Lynn Bowden Jr. took over.


Along with Wilson and Scalzo, Kentucky this offseason has added Auburn transfer Joey Gatewood and class of 2020 commit Beau Allen, both guys who are expected to play at some point at UK. Somerset quarterback Kaiya Sheron is also committed in the class of 2021 to play for Kentucky.


With all of the returners and additions Kentucky has in the quarterback room this coming season, a few transfers were expected. Gilmore joins defensive linemen Cavon Butler and Davoan Hawkins, along with wide receiver Marvin Alexander as the players transferring from Kentucky in this past week.


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