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With no room at LSU's inn, Elliott Porter heads to Kentucky

Les Miles became this year’s poster boy for oversigning players when he summoned 2010 signee Elliot Porter into his office recently and informed the defensive tackle that, because of a numbers crunch, he was going to be grayshirted, a move that would basically shelve him until next season as he would not be on scholarship.

Instead of waiting, Porter has decided to move on.  Within the same conference.

In a press release, Kentucky announced that Porter has joined the Wildcats football team and began practicing Monday afternoon.

“I’m excited about getting a player of this quality at this time of year, especially a defensive lineman in August,” Coach Joker Phillips said. “Elliott is a big, strong physical guy who plays hard and takes control of his position. He’s a great kid, really smart and has great character. I’m excited to have him join our football family.”

“Kentucky has a really good coaching staff,” said Porter, when asked of his decision. “I loved the school and the players (when I visited). There’s a family atmosphere here.”

In addition to Kentucky, Porter had also visited Oregon and Texas A&M in the last couple of weeks.

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6 Responses to “With no room at LSU's inn, Elliott Porter heads to Kentucky”
  1. 78Lion says: Aug 16, 2010 9:30 PM

    LSU should get some sort of penalty for this type of crap

  2. Mike-F says: Aug 17, 2010 7:57 AM

    Great news for Porter…hopefully no one at Kentucky lost a scholarship to make room for him?

  3. SoFlaTrojan says: Aug 17, 2010 8:34 AM

    Oversigning is common practice in the SEC. The conference has limited or tried to limit the amount of players these teams sign.

  4. blitz4848 says: Aug 17, 2010 11:55 AM

    @SoFlaTrojan
    Conveniently you seem to have all the answers to and about the SEC but when others say things about USC you claim they don’t know what they are talking about.
    How does that work in your mind’s eye???
    **Side note–you & Edgy claimed I was out of touch when I stated that Haden & USC pres had Kiffin on a short leash because they did NOT hire him and he wouldn’t have been their choice!
    You claimed you knew Haden voted for him as a board member although the LaTimes stated the vote was secret and Haden’s vote was unknown and he refused to divulge how he voted.
    Well Monday’s USA today had an interview with
    Haden and he all but said he & the pres wouldn’t have hired Lane Violation.
    READ this article and then tell me with a rationale mind that this sounds like
    a. Haden voted for him and
    b. that they would have hired Lane Kiffin…..
    Not a chance!!!!!!!
    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/pac10/2010-08-15-usc-football-reggie-bush-haden-kiffin_N.htm

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    […] signing with LSU. When LSU coach Les Miles asked Porter to grayshirt, the 6-foot-4, 300-pound didn’t go for the idea and instead enrolled at Kentucky, where he became homesick and returned home after one […]

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