Former Minnesota linebacker announces his transfer to Kentucky

07/17/2015 05:09 PM

MINNEAPOLIS — The Kentucky Wildcats have landed yet another offseason football transfer.

During a visit to Lexington on Friday, former University of Minnesota linebacker De’Niro Laster tweeted he has committed to Mark Stoops and Kentucky:

The Cleveland native left the Gophers this offseason with plans to transfer closer to his Ohio home and is also a former high school teammate of UK wide receiver Dorian Baker (Cleveland Heights).

Laster reshirted at Minnesota in 2013 and totaled seven tackles in nine games as a sophomore last season with limited playing time. ranked the 6-foot-4, 226-pound player as a three-star prospect in the Class of 2013 and the No. 35 outside linebacker in the nation.

Laster is the fourth player to transfer to Kentucky this offseason — all of them arriving courtesy of the Big Ten conference.

Former Nebraska Cornhuskers Greg Hart (TE) and Courtney Love (ILB) joined Stoops’ troops last December, and Ohio State offensive lineman Marcelys Jones followed suit in June.


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