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.