Former Iowa forward Ahmad Wagner to play football at Kentucky

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After spending three seasons as a member of the Iowa basketball program, 6-foot-7 forward Ahmad Wagner made the decision following the 2017-18 campaign to return to the gridiron. Wagner was recruited for both basketball and football while 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.

Kentucky was one of the programs that recruited 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.