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Incoming freshman missing from new Kentucky roster

Kentucky Coach Mark Stoops and staff are excited to watch some of the younger players, especially early in the Citrus Bowl practice schedule. Many of those players will be counted on to replace seven starters on defense and four on offense next season.
Kentucky Coach Mark Stoops and staff are excited to watch some of the younger players, especially early in the Citrus Bowl practice schedule. Many of those players will be counted on to replace seven starters on defense and four on offense next season. cbertram@herald-leader.com

One Kentucky signee expected to provide depth at linebacker is not listed in the newly distributed UK media guide, and it looks like he won’t be joining the team in time for the start of the season.

Ashtan Pierre, a three-star athlete from Pompano Beach, Fla., is not on the roster or mentioned in the media guide released Monday.

When asked about the 6-foot-2, 200-pound linebacker’s omission during on the first day of Southeastern Conference Media Days in Atlanta on Monday, UK head coach Mark Stoops called Pierre’s absence “an issue with grades, with transcript.”

Pierre has not yet established academic eligibility with the NCAA clearinghouse, Stoops said.

“So it doesn’t look like we’re going to get it situated before the season starts,” the UK coach said.

On his Twitter bio information, Pierre lists himself as a “Student Athlete @ UK” and he recently has retweeted several Kentucky players.

All other players from the freshman class are listed on the Kentucky roster and have been assigned uniform numbers.

Check back here often for updates from Southeastern Conference Media Days this week in Atlanta.

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