The Kentucky Wildcats will have a deep and talented crop of quarterbacks on campus come next spring.
In addition to Patrick Towles and Drew Barker likely being back, four-star signal-caller Gunnar Hoak will also be on campus. Ben Roberts of the Lexington Herald-Leader reports Hoak will enroll in January and participate in spring practices with the Cats.
"I think it’ll help a lot, just to build that relationship with the quarterbacks there and obviously the other players and coach (Shannon) Dawson — just to get in the offense and learn," Hoak said.
Hoak, who hails from Dublin (Ohio) and plays at Coffman High School, is rated by ESPN as a four-star prospect and the No. 14 pocket passer QB prospect. This past year, Hoak completed 171 of 261 passes for 2,584 yards with 30 touchdowns and 10 interceptions as a junior last season.
The 6-4, 190-pound signal-caller had offers from Cincinnati and several MAC schools when he committed to UK, but has drawn interest from Ohio State, West Virginia and Michigan State.