I guess you can consider this as the first bad news that Kentucky's football program has had in the new year, but it has to come at some point, don't it?
Two players have announced that they will no longer be a part of the program, as one is leaving the school and the other is re-opening his recruitment.
Bad News #1
Former three-star wide receiver Kalil Branham, who redshirted his freshman year at Kentucky last season, announced he won't be returning to Kentucky for a sophomore season. Kahlil commited to the Cats back in July of 2019, after previously committing to Michigan then later decommitting to come to Lexington. Per The Cats Pause, Kahlil Branham hasn't yet entered his name into the NCAA Transfer Portal.
Bad News #2
Joko Willis, who played Junior College ball at the Independence Community College in Kansas, has decommitted from Kentucky. The Inside Linebacker who committed to the Wildcats in May of 2020 annoiunced his decision via Twitter this morning.
After Willis did not sign on National Signing Day in December, this started to become a reality.