Kentucky was on the wrong end of a transfer earlier today, but the Wildcats could become the beneficiaries of another school’s loss at some point in the not-too-distant future.
While the school has yet to officially announce the move, defensive back Jayme Thompson is expected to transfer out of the Buckeyes football program. No reason for the impending departure was given.
According to Rivals.com, Thompson will visit the UK spring game, which will be played Sat., April 26. In addition to the Wildcats, Louisville, Penn State, Rutgers and West Virginia — Thompson verbally committed to WVU before flipping to OSU — are reportedly potential destinations as well.
The Toledo, OH, high schooler was a four-star member of OSU’s 2013 recruiting class, rated as the No. 29 safety in the country and the No. 11 player at any position in the state of Ohio. He missed all of the 2013 season due to a broken ankle, but had participated in spring practice this year.
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UPDATED 2:46 p.m. ET: Tidying up a couple of loose ends, Ohio State has confirmed that Thompson has been granted a released from his scholarship. Additionally, in a statement to Rivals.com, Thompson’s father acknowledged his son’s departure.
“We would like to thank The Ohio State University for the opportunities they have given my son, Jayme, and our family,” the statement from Deon Thompson began. “Jayme is leaving the program in good academic standing, and we look forward to the next chapter of Jayme’s education and football playing career.”