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4-Star QB Gunnar Hoak enrolling at Kentucky for spring football

Gunnar Hoak will add to an already loaded QB position if Patrick Towles returns for his senior season in 2016.

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.