Orlando, FL | 5116 | 180 | 4.40E | 2018
Graduate transfer from Kentucky who draws praise for his maturity and high character, according to coaches and teammates. Legitimate deep threat who can cut on a dime and change directions in an instant; shifty in the open field. Active hands; will utilize his stiff arm or get away with a crafty push-off before the catch, seems like a veteran in that perspective. Does well adapting to the ball while it’s en route. Has made numerous circus catches during his time at both Kentucky and Oklahoma. Used effectively on end arounds and reverses. Injured his knee against Texas in 2017, which caused him to miss the second half but he returned the following week versus Kansas State. Slim chance of tracking him down in a foot race; once he gets behind the secondary it usually results in six on the board. Brings a swagger on the field that teammates can feed off of. With his ability to stretch the defense and make explosive plays (has averaged nearly 20 yards per catch over his final two seasons), he is sure to draw plenty of interest from NFL scouts.
2016 (Kentucky): Started all 13 games and was named a team captain in nine of them … led team in receiving yards (670), receiving yards per game (51.5) and yards per catch (21.6; ranked sixth nationally) while ranking second in receptions (31) and touchdown receptions (4) … had seven catches of 40-plus yards … finished Kentucky career with 1,385 receiving yards to rank 15th on school’s career yardage list … ranked sixth in SEC in kick return average at 22.9 yards per attempt (15 returns for a long of 39
2015 (Kentucky): Played in all 12 games and made 10 starts … ranked third on team with 29 catches for 430 yards and scored two TDs.
2014 (Kentucky): Redshirted after suffering injury in spring practice.
2013 (Kentucky): Played in nine games and made five starts … ranked third on team with 22 receptions and finished with 285 receiving yards and one touchdown
High School: Three-star recruit by 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout … rated as the No. 106 receiver in the country by ESPN and No. 127 by 247Sports … 128th-ranked player in the state of Florida by ESPN … caught 63 passes for 881 yards as a senior while registering 10 receiving touchdowns and six rushing scores … helped Freedom High School to a 7-4 record and state playoff berth as a senior … junior stats featured 46 catches for 718 yards and 11 TDs … ranked No. 13 on the Orlando Sentinel Central Florida “Super 60” … finished fifth in the long jump at state track and field championships.
Personal: Parents are Malouse Badet and Julien Petit-Frere … graduated from Kentucky in May 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics … pursuing master’s degree in human relations … last name pronounced buh-DETT.