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YAHTZEE to kick-off your weekend, folks. Ole Miss defensive back, Keidron Smith, has announced he will be transferring to Kentucky and will be eligible to play immediately with one season left.
The SEC talent appeared in every single game during his time at Ole Miss, which resulted in 22 starts throughout 47 career games. He's coming off a two-year starting job, bringing all of that experience to Lexington's defense.
“We are very excited to have Keidron join our Wildcat family,” Stoops said. “He is a veteran player who started and saw a lot of snaps at corner and safety in the Southeastern Conference. He’s versatile, he’s intelligent and he’s mature. I like his competitive nature and he’s a great addition to our defense.”
During his time as a Rebel, he totaled 223 total tackles, 21 passes defended, five forced fumbles, five interceptions, eight tackles for loss and one sack. He finished with 47 or more tackles in each of his four seasons played in Oxford. As a senior in 2021, Smith ranked fifth on the team in tackles with 64 and tied for second on the team with two interceptions.
He also was the recipient of the Chucky Mullins Courage Award which is presented annually to an Ole Miss upperclassman defensive player that 'embodies the spirit of Mullins – courage, leadership, perseverance, and determination.'
Per UK Athletics, Keidron Smith is native of West Palm Beach, Florida, and was a three-star recruit out of Oxbridge Academy in 2018. He ranked as the No. 110 ranked cornerback in the nation and was tabbed the No. 127 player in Florida by ESPN.
At Kentucky he'll get to reconnect and join forces with former teammate, Jacquez Jones.