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Kentucky lands Southern Cal transfer E.J. Price

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The rich continue to get richer, as Kentucky picked up another commitment to solidify the Cats as one of the best offensive line units in the SEC for the foreseeable future.

 

Former four-star recruit and USC offensive tackle E.J. Price visited Kentucky on Monday and announced his commitment to the Wildcats this evening. The announcement came via Price’s Twitter account.

 

A source sent word to Justin Rowland of CatsIllustrated.com, who was all over the story. Rowland posted updates about Price’s visit, and later his commitment moments before Price made the decision public.

 

Price, a 6-6, 311lbs offensive tackle from Lawrencville, GA., was a member of Southern Cal’s 2016 class. Price will sit out the 2017 season and have three years of eligibility remaining at Kentucky.

 

CatsIllustrated.com caught up with Chris Swanson of TrojanSports.com to find out why Price was removed from the team at USC. In a piece published by Justin Rowland, Swanson said the following regarding the transfer of Price, “He was removed from the team because he was acting out about it, talking about leaving and talking to other people about possibly leaving.” The article mentioned that this occurred after a poor start to the season. You can read the article by Justin Rowland here.

 

Regardless, it sounded like it was time for both Price and USC to part ways, which leads to the talented tackle making his way to Lexington. Price is a huge talent that will bring depth to an offensive line that was one of the best in the SEC last season.

 

Before committing to USC, Price held offers from the nations best, including offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Tennessee, and Texas A&M.

 

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