LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky cornerback Paul Warford has been ruled ineligible for the 2008 season, though he could return to the team in 2009.
Warford started 11 games for the Wildcats last season, with 41 tackles and two interceptions. The junior from Richmond, Ky., will not be enrolled during the fall semester and will be redshirted by the team. He could return to school in January and be back on the field in 2009.
The Wildcats could also be without offensive guard Christian Johnson this season. The senior from Fort Campbell, Ky., has a back injury and is facing an eligibility issue. Johnson has started 15 games in three seasons with the Wildcats and could be redshirted if necessary.
Kentucky opens training camp on Tuesday.