Kentucky’s newly updated roster shows that several walk-ons have left the team, most notably fullback Jeff Witthuhn from Bowling Green.
The 6-foot-3, 245-pounder played in eight games as a reserve fullback last season as a sophomore and was in position to potentially be a starter with the graduation of D.J. Warren.
It means that no player on the Cats’ roster has played fullback in a game. On the post-spring depth chart, Pikeville transfer Will Tom Collins is listed at the No. 1 fullback position ahead of Tanner Fink. Defensive tackle Jacob Hyde also is expected to see time at that spot in certain situations.
Miles Thompson, a wide receiver from Louisville who played in UK wins over Tennessee-Martin and Louisiana-Monroe last season, also has left the program, a team spokesman confirmed.
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Another former Manual player, cornerback Keron Wakefield, also has parted ways with UK. He is the older brother of class of 2016 wide receiver Keion Wakefield, considered one of the top prospects in the state. Keion Wakefield has an offer from Kentucky and recently picked up a Louisville offer.