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.
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.