As spring football gets underway across the country, several players are getting out of town. The latest is Kentucky linebacker Nico Firios revealed Monday he will pursue a transfer.
“At this time I would like to announce that I will be transferring from UK,” Firios announced on his Twitter account. “I would like to thank Coach Stoops for the opportunity he gave me to come and play here. I would also like thank Kentucky fans for showing endless support through the good and bad! Lastly, I would like to thank my teammates for being my brothers and being at my side through it all. I’m forever grateful for this opportunity, and I am always going to be a Wildcat! The Big Blue Nation will always have a very special place in my heart! Thank you.”
A native of Longwood, Fla., Firios was a consensus 3-star recruit that redshirted in 2014, played in three games before suffering a season-ending injury in 2015 and collected five tackles in 13 appearances last fall.
A new destination for Firios was not immediately known.