UK FOOTBALL | Thaddeus Snodgrass to transfer from Kentucky
10/21/2015 05:07 PM
LEXINGTON — One week after mysteriously disappearing from the depth chart, redshirt freshman wide receiver Thaddeus Snodgrass announced he will transfer out of the Kentucky football program on Wednesday afternoon.
The former four-star commit from Springfield, Ohio, confirmed the transfer news via text to KSTV, soon followed by verification from a UK spokesperson.
Snodgrass, who opened the 2015 season as the backup to sophomore Dorian Baker, has not caught a pass through six games this year and vanished from the depth chart before Kentucky’s October 15 game against the Auburn Tigers.
When asked why Snodgrass was not on the depth chart before the Auburn game, Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops responded by saying, “There’s some other guys playing, and he’s been having his struggles, but we’ll see where that goes.”
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound receiver was a member of Kentucky’s stellar 2014 recruiting class, joining fellow wide receiver commits Dorian Baker, Blake Bone, Garrett Johnson, and T.V. Williams. But a hamstring injury hampered Snodgrass during fall camp in 2014, causing him to redshirt his first year on campus.
Snodgrass made his collegiate debut in the 2015 season opener against UL-Lafayette without catching a pass. He did not receive a single target through the first six games of the year while Baker, Johnson, and others have flourished.
Click below to watch KSTV discuss Snodgrass’ decision to transfer and how his absence will affect the UK offense going forward: