Kentucky’s leading receiver from last season, Jeff Badet, has settled on a new college football program.
Badet announced Tuesday that he would be playing football at Oklahoma next season. As a graduate transfer, he will be eligible to play immediately.
— Jeff Badet (@uk_jb4) March 28, 2017
At Oklahoma, Badet will play for Bob Stoops, brother of Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops. The Sooners won the Big 12 in 2016 and may be considered College Football Playoff contenders at the start of this season.
Badet announced his intention to transfer in January. In an official statement released by the school, he thanked the coaches and fans for their support.
“I want to thank all the coaches, especially Coach Stoops, for everything they’ve done for me over the past four years,” Badet said. “I also want to thank my brothers on the team and the Big Blue Nation for their support. I just feel like it’s the best decision for me to finish my career as a graduate transfer. I’ll always be proud of receiving my degree from UK and I’ll bleed blue forever.”
Badet caught 31 passes for 670 yards in 2016 for an average of 21.6 yards per catch. He has 82 career receptions for 1,385 yards and seven touchdowns while averaging 16.9 yards per catch.