Former Prattville High quarterback Jalen Whitlow, who has started 15 games over the last two seasons at Kentucky, has decided to transfer from the school.

Whitlow completed 98 of 159 passes for 1,033 yards in eight starts in 2013, throwing five touchdowns and five interceptions. He also ran for 457 yards and a team-high six rushing TDs, as the Wildcats finished 2-10.

"We respect Jalen and his decision as we want the best for him. I thank Jalen for his contributions to the team," Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said in comments released on the Wildcats' official Twitter feed. "I want everyone to understand how hard he has worked and the effort he has given since our staff has been here."

The Louisville Courier-Journal reported that Whitlow had been asked to move to receiver during spring drills, but wanted to continue to play quarterback.