A former LSU cornerback has officially decided the next school he will be playing for.
Kelvin Joseph came to Baton Rouge as a high four-star prospect in the 2018 class according to the 247Sports composite ranking. Joseph decided it was in his best interest to transfer after just one season at LSU.
The highly rated transfer prospect will be staying in the SEC. Joseph is transferring to Kentucky.
The addition for the Wildcats can't be understated. Joseph is the fourth highest rated high school prospect ever to join Kentucky football.
LSU and Kentucky do not play each other during the regular season. It is likely Joseph will have to sit a year due to NCAA transfer regulations.
Joseph's transfer to Kentucky picked up steam on Monday evening. Matt Jones reported that Joseph was on UK's campus and attended practice. The transfer was imminent at that time.
In addition, Joseph teased the transfer
#BBN STAND UP 😤 I’m tryna see something
— Kelvin Joseph || (@bossmanfat1) August 25, 2019
">via Twitter, trying to spark engagement from Kentucky fans on Sunday evening.
LSU head coach Ed Orgeron has previously stated his displeasure with the transfer portal.
"I think that they should limit the time in which a young man can transfer," Orgeron said, via 247Sports. "It should be after spring ball. It should be after he completed his spring semester. He should be eligible before he entered the transfer portal. It should be about a week and give them a decision and let them go."
His comments reflect Joseph's process. The defensive back placed his name in the transfer portal in May before staying with the team.
A re-entry in the transfer portal on July 15, and subsequent absences at all team activities, confirmed Joseph would be transferring.