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Florida State 4-Star Freshman Reportedly Considering Major Transfer

A general view of a Florida State game.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - NOVEMBER 29: A general view of Doak Campbell Stadium during a game between the Florida State Seminoles and the Florida Gators on November 29, 2014 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Florida State's Xavier Peters, a former four-star recruit, is looking at the possibility of a transfer according to a new report.

According to Kentucky Sports Radio, Peters has entered his name into the NCAA's new "transfer portal," which allows players to officially explore the option of heading elsewhere.

Peters committed to Kentucky during his recruitment, before flipping to Florida State.

According to KSR, Kentucky and two unnamed Big Ten programs are in good shape to land Xavier Peters if he leaves Florida State.

The Seminoles defensive end played in two games this season, recording a tackle and a pass break-up.

Per the new NCAA rule that allows players to retain a year of eligibility if they play in four or fewer games, he should retain his fourth year after the season, if he chooses to remain in Tallahassee.

Per 247Sports, he was the No. 174 player in the country, and the No. 6 player in Ohio.

From KSR's report:

"KSR has learned that former 4 star Linebacker/Defensive End and ESPN Top 150 recruit Xavier Peters has put his name into the College Football transfer portal. You may remember that Peters is from Ohio and picked Florida State over Kentucky last year. KSR has learned he is now seeking a transfer and Kentucky, along with two Big Ten schools, are his top choices.

"I suspect Kentucky has a VERY good chance of getting Peters, and for those of you who listen to KSR, he was my #2 transfer possibility I have been talking about for the past 2 weeks."

Alabama, Cincinnati, Florida, Georgia, Penn State, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, and USC were among the other teams involved in his recruitment.

Local power Ohio State Buckeyes did not offer while he was in high school, but it is possible that they are involved in this second go-around as one of the two Big Ten programs. Penn State was the only B1G school in his top 10 as of the summer of 2017.

[Kentucky Sports Radio]