Former Florida State linebacker Xavier Peters transferring to Kentucky

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Published: May. 15, 2019 at 4:10 PM EDT
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Former Florida State linebacker Xavier Peters tells 247Sports he’s transferring to Kentucky. The former Top247 recruit out of West Chester (Ohio) Lakota West took an unofficial visit to Lexington on Wednesday and told Mark Stoops and company he was coming.

Peters hopes to be enrolled in June.

The 6-foot-4, 232-pound Peters saw action in two games last fall as a true freshman, registering a tackle and a pass breakup versus Wake Forest and also getting time against the defending National Champs Clemson. This is the second time Peters has put his name in the portal, having done so back in December, but this time it’s for good.

The industry-generated 247Sports Composite ranked Peters as the nation’s No. 12 outside linebacker, No. 6 recruit overall in the state of Ohio and No. 174 prospect nationally in that 2018 class. He was an Under Armour All-American and also earned an invite to the prestigious The Opening Finals prior to his senior season. He registered 78 tackles, six sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery as a senior at Lakota West.

Kentucky was in the driver seat for much of his recruitment and he was committed to the Wildcats from Jan. 4 2017 through Jan. 28, 2018 where he flipped during an official visit to Florida State. He signed in February and enrolled the ensuing August.

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