Former Iowa PF Ahmad Wagner to play football at Kentucky
After three seasons playing on the basketball court for the Iowa Hawkeyes, forward Ahmad Wagner has decided to transfer to Kentucky and return to the football field. The six-foot seven-inch Wagner was recruited for both sports when he was in high school and as an ‘immediately eligible’ transfer he did not lack for offers once his decision to go back to football was announced.
Tuesday afternoon Wagner, who will have two seasons of eligibility remaining, announced that he will transfer to Kentucky.
First off I would like to thank God for the blessing and opportunity he has put in front of me.. with that being said after much thought and consideration from my family I will be furthering my academic and athletic career at the University of Kentucky! #BBN pic.twitter.com/OUWi5n9IV9
— Ahmad Wagner (@Ahmad_Wagner) May 1, 2018
Kentucky was one of the programs that recruited Ahmad Wagner, an All-State selection as a wide receiver his senior year at Wayne (Ohio) HS, to play football. At the time he ultimately chose to go the basketball route, and in three seasons at Iowa he averaged 1.7 points and 2.6 rebounds in 11.9 minutes per game.
According to Cats Illustrated, Louisville, Cincinnati and Akron also recruited Wagner once he announced his desire to return to football.