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Kentucky is looking to add more depth to their offensive line going into the 2024 season. Michael Tarquin, who is currently a USC Trojan, entered his name into the transfer portal and announced yesterday that he received an offer from the University of Kentucky.
Tarquin transferred from the University of Florida where he committed to back in 2019, starting twenty career games there. The 6'6" offensive tackle was a 4-star recruit coming out of high school and was offered by some very highly-ranked programs such as Florida, Miami, Oklahoma, Arizona State, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, Louisville, LSU, Michigan, Mississippi State, Missouri, Ohio State, Oregon, Tennessee, South Carolina, Texas A&M, UCF, and USC.
Several of those schools have reached back out to Tarquin after he entered his name into the transfer portal. Those include Florida, Auburn, and Arizona State. I am sure that there are probably several more to come, such as Kentucky has now. Michael didn't see as much playing time in his one season as a USC Trojan as he did at Florida. Most of his reps as a Gator came at the left tackle or left guard position.
He'll have one year of eligibility left in his collegiate career and Kentucky could be a good place to end it before potentially moving on to the NFL.