By LARRY VAUGHT
Kentucky’s football recruiting continues to find creative ways to restock the roster as the Wildcats now apparently will pick up two transfers from Pittsburgh — twins Demitrious and Chris Davis.
Justin Rowland of Rivals.com reported Tuesday that the twins, who had already announced they were leaving Pittsburgh after one redshirt season, had decided on Kentucky. They will have to sit out for the 2013 season and then have three years of eligibility remaining.
Again, UK coach Mark Stoops’ Ohio connections paid off here. The twins played at Austintown Fitch and were ranked among the top 40 prospects in Ohio in the 2012 recruiting class and No. 32 and 33 among athletes in the nation by Rivals.com. They were recruited by former coach Todd Graham, but signed as a part of Paul Chryst’s first recruiting class. They both started their Pitt careers as receivers before Demitrious moved to running back during the 2012 season and Chris moved to defensive back in spring practice.
Demitrious was a three-year quarterback in high school and his brother played receiver and defensive back. Both were recruited by Graham to play slot receiver.
Several media reports had the twins favoring Purdue because of their relationship with former Kent State coach Darrell Hazell, who took over at Purdue when former Eastern Kentucky coach Danny Hope was fired.
Ohio State, Indiana, Illinois and some Mid-America Conference schools were also on their list along with Kentucky. They were not allowed because of restrictions set by Pittsburgh to transfer to any ACC program or Arizona and Arizona State where former Pitt coaches are on each staff.
Both players wanted to again go to the same school and apparently Kentucky had enough available scholarships to accommodate them both for the upcoming season.