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Former CBB Player Commits To Play Football At SEC Program

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ATHENS, GA - NOVEMBER 7: The Kentucky Wildcats take the field prior to the game against the Georgia Bulldogs game on November 7, 2015 at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won the game 27-3. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)

Ahmad Wagner spent the last three seasons as a member of the Iowa basketball program. He was a key contributor for the Hawkeyes off the bench.

But for his senior season, the 6-foot-7 Wagner searched out a bigger role elsewhere: on the gridiron.

Wagner announced this offseason that he would be playing college football next fall. Today, he revealed his commitment.

Wagner committed to Kentucky, where he will be eligible immediately for the Wildcats.

Wagner's top season as a basketball player came in 2016-17. He averaged 4.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 16 minutes per game for Iowa.

Now, he'll look to become the latest basketball-to-football success story. Wagner has a pretty strong gridiron background to draw from.

Wagner was a four-star wide receiver recruit in the class of 2015 out of Dayton (OH) Wayne.

At Kentucky, Wagner will likely play a wide receiver or tight end role.