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UAB WR Fred Farrier Transfer To Kentucky

With the bowl season passing us and the football season coming to an official end, things in that part of the UK Athletics world get a little quiet for the first few weeks as the staff and players try to recover after a long and gruesome season. While things have slowed down quite a bit, one thing that truly never stops all the way is recruiting. The 12 month gig is an absolute grind and the staff has to create and build relationships for months on years in hopes to land some of these guys. All of that consistent hard work just gives them a chance, it's not even a guarantee they'll get the player - as you know. Today the staff picked up a transfer commitment from a player who decided to actually not come to Kentucky directly out of High School but has now found his way back to the home team.

Fred Farrier, a Frankfort, Kentucky native and two year UAB Blazer has announced he is transferring to the University of Kentucky. "100% locked in let's do it," said the newest Wildcat.

Farrier attended the University of Alabama Birmingham for the 2021, 2022, and 2023 seasons where he clocked in for 15 total games with nine of those coming this season. In his limited 29 receptions for his career, Fred was able to earn 2 touchdowns for a total of 389 receiving yards. Standing at 6'1 and weighing 180 lbs., the junior receiver will bring college experience (more time spent in the college system rather than specifically game time) to this program with hopes of finally getting an opportunity to go out and make plays. In his 2021 freshman season, he did not play at all and was redshirted. In his 2022 redshirt freshman season, he appeared in all 13 games and started once. During his 2023 sophomore season, I believe he started for just about every game that he was available for but I haven't been able to confirm that entirely from my research.

With Kentucky going head first into the receiving room this offseason to add complimentary pieces around Dane Key and Barion Brown, it's safe to say that the program now has more than enough options to assist the offense under OC Liam Coen and projected QB Brock Vandagriff to avoid another disappointing pass-game for 2024.

With all that being said, welcome back to the Bluegrass, Fred!

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