E.J. Price — a former four-star recruit in the class of 2016 — is transferring from Southern Cal to Kentucky.
Price made the decision during a campus visit in Lexington on Monday. Earlier in the day, he tweeted a photo of himself alongside UK offensive assistants Darin Hinshaw and John Schlarman.
Price — a 6-foot-6, 315-pound offensive tackle — was ranked by 247Sports as the No. 69 overall recruit nationally and No. 9 player at his position in the 2016 class. He had reported scholarship offers from Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, Louisiana State and a host of other national programs before ultimately signing with Southern Cal.
He left the Trojans early in the 2016 season and did not return to the team.
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USC Coach Clay Helton addressed rumors surrounding Price’s departure from the team last fall.
“I hate that it presents a perception of a kid, because this is a really good kid,” Helton told reporters in September. “He’s going to be a very good college football player. I wish him nothing but the best and look forward to him being successful.”
Price, who was committed to Georgia at one time, is originally from Lawrenceville, Ga. — the same hometown as four-star UK quarterback commitment Jarren Williams — and was also ranked as a four-star prospect by Rivals.com and ESPN coming out of high school.