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Wade Twins Enter The Transfer Portal

Earlier this afternoon one of the Wade twins, Destin Wade, who is a backup quarterback to Devin Leary, decided to enter his name into the transfer portal. His brother Keaten Wade, who is a linebacker for Kentucky and played quite a bit, decided to hop into it with him.


Destin is a 6'3" 220-pound quarterback from Springhill, Tennessee where he played high school football for Summit High School. Destin is a sophomore as he was a part of the 2022 recruiting class, along with Destin who joined his brother Keaten as a package deal for the Kentucky coaching staff in 2022. Destin was a 4-star recruit coming out of high school and had several offers from some very big name programs.


The only game that Destin Wade played in was the Music City Bowl at the end of last year's season. Wade went 16/30 passing for a combined 98 yards and 2 interceptions. In all reality, Kentucky no doubt offered the Wade twins as a package deal because of Destin's talented brother, Keaten Wade. With that being said, there should be no surprise that shortly after Destin announced that he had plans on entering the transfer portal, his twin brother would be following him shortly thereafter.


Keaten was a 4-star recruit in the 2022 recruiting class and ranked as a top-200 player as well. He received several top offers from many big name colleges during his recruitment, but I believe mostly because colleges wanted to try and get both of the twins together like Kentucky did, due to the potential of Keaten on the defensive side. The 6'5" 250-pound linebacker who did see the field in his freshman season for all thirteen games. He recorded 16 tackles, 2.5 tackles for a loss, 1.5 sacks, and one pass breakup. This was quite an impressive freshman year and there was no sophomore slump for him this year as he was able to record 36 tackles, 1 sack, and another pass breakup.


I was extremely excited to see Keaten back for another season under Brad White but unfortunately we all know in this day and time that the transfer portal giveth and it taketh away. This time it took away from Kentucky's roster for the 2024 season.


Good luck to both Keaten and Destin on all of their future endeavors both athletically and academically. I hope they land on their feet and find a program that is better suited for the both of them.







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