Mark Stoops continues to recruit at a historic pace that the University of Kentucky has never seen in the 100+ years of the program’s existence, and now he’s hitting the transfer wire to pick up some quality players in the form of Demitrious Davis and his twin brother Chris Davis. The two twins played at Pitt last year, and will now be transferring to Kentucky, according to Justin Rowland:
Sources have informed Cats Illustrated that the former Panthers officially visited Kentucky on Tuesday and have told the staff of their intent to transfer to UK.
Last year the twins were redshirt freshmen at Pittsburgh. They will have to sit out for the 2013 season before they are eligible the following year. They will then have three years of eligibility.
Natives of Austintown (Ohio), the Davis brothers attended Austintown Fitch. They were both ranked among the top 40 prospects in Ohio as members of the Class of 2012, and ranked the No. 32 and No. 33 athletes in the nation according to Rivals.com.
Both brothers began their Pitt careers as wide receivers but Demitrious was eventually moved to wide receiver. Given Kentucky’s depth woes at receiver it seems likely that both brothers will be given a chance to play that position.
One correction: @PantherLair tells me the Davis twins were true freshmen last year. Will still have three years to play beg. in ’14.
— J.Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) June 18, 2013
The twins have also confirmed the transfer via twitter:
Coming out of Austintown Fitch High School, located in Ohio, the twins were rated as three-star prospects and held offers from many quality BCS schools including Arkansas, Baylor, Illinois, Iowa, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, Vanderbilt and West Virginia.