Former Alabama wide receiver Javon Baker, who was originally slated to transfer to Kentucky, is announcing that he'll take his remaining eligibility to Orlando at the University of Central Florida.

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Baker initially announced his Transfer Portal entry and commitment to the Kentucky Wildcats not long after Alabama's loss in the 2022 CFP national championship game.

In May, however, the Powder Springs, Georgia native announced via his Instagram story that Kentucky had rescinded his scholarship offer.

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He announced his new home just under two weeks following his de-commitment from the Wildcats in another Instagram post, saying, "Let’s get to working‼️ @ucf.football #ja7onn."

While the one-time transfer rule allows for any division I athlete to transfer to another four-year school without sitting out for a year, it's unclear whether or not his stint with Kentucky will bar him from playing in 2022-2023.

Baker recorded two seasons with the Tide, meaning he still possesses two more years of eligibility.

He appeared in 21 games for Alabama and recorded nine receptions, 116 yards and a touchdown as a sophomore against Southern Miss.

Along with Xavier Williams and Agiye Hall, Baker is now the third receiver and 17th total player to successfully transfer from Alabama and find a new school. At the moment, defensive lineman Keelan Cox, long snapper Carter Short, tight end Caden Clark and offensive lineman Dayne Shor all remain in the portal from the Tide and still have the option to return to Tuscaloosa.

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