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Patrick Towles joining Boston College Eagles

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Former Kentucky Wildcats quarterback Patrick Towles is transferring to the ACC and will play his final year of college football with the Boston College Eagles.

Towles announced the decision via a YouTube video, and has since confirmed the news on Instagram.

"It just kind of felt right," Towles said in the video. "I fell in love with their coaches the first time I met them."

"Excited to announce I'll be playing my fifth year at Boston College!" Towels wrote in his Instagram post. "The only Jesuit FBS School in the country! #GoEagles #SaintMichael"

Towles' 2015 season with Kentucky saw him completed 183 of 326 passes (56.1 percent) for 2,148 yards and nine touchdowns. He finishes his Kentucky career with 427 completions in 759 attempts (56.3 percent) for 5,099 yards and 24 TDs. He rushed for 353 net yards and 11 touchdowns.

But after starting all 12 games in 2014 and the first 10 games in 2015, Towles was benched in favor of redshirt freshman Drew Barker in the final two games. It was a clear sign that UK's future at the quarterback position wasn't going to include Towles, and that led to his graduate transfer to Boston College.

"I would like to thank the University of Kentucky for giving me the opportunity to achieve my childhood dream of playing quarterback for the Wildcats," Towles said in a press release after announcing his transfer. "The last four years have been ones that I will truly cherish for the rest of my life.  Although I wish my time in Lexington could have ended another way, I’m eternally grateful.  I’ve decided to transfer to play my fifth year at another university.

"Thank you to Coach Stoops, Coach (Shannon) Dawson, (athletics director) Mitch Barnhart, my teammates and the Big Blue Nation for allowing me to achieve my lifelong dream. I will truly bleed blue ‘til the day I die."