Luke Fulton has traded in the Big Ten for the SEC. The former Michigan State linebacker is transferring to Kentucky.

The former three-star recruit did not play last year after taking a plea deal of misdemeanor assault and battery following an arrest in early September. His transfer scoop hit on Tuesday afternoon.

Having played his high school football in Youngstown, OH, Fulton was a standout linebacker. He was offered by Kentucky while in school in addition to Boston College, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Virginia and West Virginia as well as Harvard.

Now, via the transfer portal, the Wildcats are finally landing Fulton.

Fulton seemed to fit the mold of Michigan State’s successful linebackers of the past. At 6-foot-4 and 225 pounds, he certainly had the size of a prototypical Big Ten linebacker.

The Spartans have had several notable transfers this offseason including starting quarterback Rocky Lombardi (Northern Illinois), former four-star cornerback Julian Barnett (Memphis) and former four-star offensive lineman Devontae Dobbs (Memphis).