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Kentucky Wildcats . Breaking news. In-depth analysis. A pair of former starters for Mark Stoops’ Kentucky football team have discovered a new collegiate destination in the Best of luck to the former Cats that found landing spots in the transfer portal to play one final college football season.

Kentucky is in the market for another impact transfer receiver after Wan’Dale Robinson declared for the 2022 NFL Draft following a monster season for the Wildcats . Per a report on Wednesday, the Wildcats are interested in a transfer receiver from Alabama .

The Kentucky Wildcats landed a big name in the transfer portal: Former Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Javon Baker.

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While on opposite sides of the SEC, Kentucky football poached a former 4-star recruit and National Champion in Baker.

Baker didn't see a lot of action in his two seasons with the Crimson Tide, likely prompting the change of scenery. It's tough to blame him for the lack of production given the litany of receivers Nick Saban's team often has at their disposal.

Baker announced his decision on Instagram.

With Laim Coen as offensive coordinator and Will Levis at quarterback, Baker is a substantial vertical threat that could change the outlook of the Kentucky offense.

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Alabama has had a busy couple of days with the transfer portal since losing the national championship game on Monday night. On Tuesday, 5 players, including TE Jahleel Billingsley, QB Paul Tyson and LB Drew Sanders, reportedly entered the portal . On Wednesday, the portal hits kept coming. First, walk-on QB Stone Hollenbach revealed he was exploring his options. Then, according to the below tweet from Alabama reporter Tony Tsoukalas, QB Braxton Barker, DB Clark Griffin and TE Colin Bryant entered the portal , too

The Wildcats get some experience to help at wideout for next season. Ahead of Saturday’s game clash with Tennessee, the Kentucky Wildcats got good news on the homefront. 3, announced he would be entering the portal . Harris announced an offer from Kentucky just two days later.

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Baker has been compared to former Alabama wideout Calvin Ridley as recently as 2021. 247's Charles Power gave him that evaluation:

"Lean, square-shouldered build that should aid in putting on mass once he gets to the next level. Tests as a solid athlete at this juncture with short area burst being his best trait in that department. Is a strong-handed pass catcher who plays with a confidence when the ball is in the air. Is at his best in contested catch situations," Power wrote.

Kentucky has lost wideouts Wan'Dale Robinson and Josh Ali from last year's roster, as well as Isaiah Epps. Baker and former Virginia Tech wide receiver Tayvion Robinson were brought in to help replace that production, and should receive playing time right away.

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