Lineman Josh Krok reportedly requests transfer from UK

06/12/2015 04:47 PM

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LEXINGTON — During his first two seasons at Kentucky, Mark Stoops has quietly been building one of the best offensive lines in the S-E-C.

But Stoops lost one of his prized frontline recruits on Thursday when redshirt freshman Josh Krok announced he will transfer out of the program.

Krok was one of four offensive lineman from the 2014 recruiting class who redshirted last season after injuries prevented him from competing for a spot on the depth chart. The 6-foot-8 tackle was expected to see playing time in 2015, but another slew of injuries slowed him again during spring practices.

The Cats’ Pause is reporting that Krok’s decision to transfer was not the result of any hard feelings with the UK coaching staff but rather a desire to be closer to home.

Krok is from Niles, Ohio, and neither he nor the university has publicly commented on his transfer request.

KSTV discussed the potential impact of Krok’s transfer on Friday’s show, addressing his place on the team and importance of a unified offensive line.

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