Former Kentucky tight end Darryl Long has reportedly found a new home after Wildcats coach Mark Stoops announced he would be leaving two weeks ago.
According to a report from Scout.com’s Patrick Loney, Long has transferred to Akron.
Long, who was entering his redshirt sophomore season with the Wildcats, played in 10 of Kentucky’s 12 games last season on special teams and as a reserve tight end.
Long’s future playing time was likely in jeopardy, considering C.J. Conrad was named to Athlon Sports’ third-team Freshman All-America team last season. Conrad’s age could mean Long never would have had a starting job at Kentucky. The Wildcats also have transfer TE Greg Hart available this season after he sat out the prior year following his departure from Nebraska.
Long was a 3-star prospect out of Westerville (Ohio) South. In addition to Kentucky, he held offers from several Big Ten and ACC programs.