Two Nebraska football players are expected to transfer to Kentucky for the spring semester.
Freshman linebacker Courtney Love and freshman tight end Greg Hart both visited Lexington last weekend and have committed to the Wildcats as transfers. UK is not allowed to comment on the two players until the transfer process is complete.
Love — a 6-foot-1, 240-pound linebacker — recorded six tackles and one tackle for loss while playing all 12 games this fall. He is capable of playing multiple linebacker positions and could be a candidate for UK's linebacker/defensive end hybrid role.
UK recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow helped recruit him to Nebraska when he was a member of that coaching staff. Love attended Cardinal Mooney High School in Youngstown, Ohio, the alma mater of Marrow and UK Coach Mark Stoops.
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Love was a four-star prospect in the class of 2013 and had reported scholarship offers from Florida State, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Southern Cal and Oklahoma.
Hart — a 6-5, 240-pound tight end — did not have a reception during his redshirt season this fall. He was listed as a participant in nine games.
Kentucky recruited Hart out of high school, and he was the No. 25 tight end in the class of 2013 according to Rivals.com. He attended Archbishop Alter High School in Dayton, Ohio.
It's likely that Hart will have to sit out the 2015 season as a transfer, though Love could be ruled eligible to play immediately through a hardship waiver.
The two transfers will count against UK's number of incoming scholarship players for the 2015 recruiting class. The program is expected to bring in the maximum of 25 new players.