Note: The following is a statement passed out to the press following Wednesday’s football practice:
Lexington, Ky. – Quarterback Jalen Whitlow has decided to transfer from the university of Kentucky, Coach Mark Stoops confirmed Wednesday.
“We respect Jalen and his decision as we want the best for him,” Stoops said. “I thank Jalen for his contributions to the team during his time at Kentucky. I want everyone to understand how hard he haas worked and the effort he has given since our staff has been here.”
Whitlow, a native of Montgomery, Ala., came to UK in 2012 and started seven games as a true freshman. He completed 54 percent of his passes for 801 yards and five touchdowns. he also rushed for 206 net yards and three TDs.
In 2013, Stoops’ first season as head coach, Whitlow started eight games. He completed 61.6 percent of his passes for 1,033 yards and five touchdowns. He also rushed for 457 yards and six TDs.
“I appreciate the University of Kentucky and what the coaching staff and administration have done for me,” Whitlow said. “I also thank the community and the fan support I have received here. I wish the coaches and my teammates the best of luck.”
Whitlow will finish the semester at UK before transferring. He has two seasons of eligibility remaining.