Former LSU sophomore defensive back Kelvin Joseph, the second-highest rated signee in the Tigers' 2018 recruiting class, is transferring to an intra-conference foe. Joseph on Monday committed to Kentucky over a number of other suitors who were courting his services in the defensive backfield. He changed his Twitter bio to "DB at the University of Kentucky," and also sent out a tweet further confirming the move.
Shortly after his public commitment, Joseph transitioned to a recruiter role by petitioning his now-former teammate, Mannie Netherly, to join him in Lexington. Netherly, like Joseph, is also a former four-star recruit who announced on Monday that he's entered the transfer portal after two years in Baton Rouge.
Joseph was the No. 42 overall player in the 2018 recruiting class according to 247Sports' Composite rankings, and the No. 5 prospect at his position. A Baton Rouge native, he pledged to the in-state Tigers over offers from Florida State, Alabama, Auburn and others.