Junior college quarterback Terry Wilson is a huge get for Kentucky, and the coaching staff has apparently made it clear that he has the chance to be the guy from day one next year.
The highly-touted passer was viewed as one of the top uncommitted quarterbacks in the Class of 2018, and for a Kentucky team that suffered a painful breakup with Jarren Williams, they badly needed a new quarterback heading into the early signing period.
While Wilson has a long way to go, the Kentucky coaching staff already has big expectations for him.
“They’re talking about me playing right away,” Wilson said, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. “I just have to come in, grind, and I have to take it. They’re not going to give anything to me. I’m definitely going to have to go out there and showcase what I can do. And they like what I can do, so I have to go out there and prove it.”
No promises were made, but Terry is a four-star JUCO quarterback who once signed with the Oregon Ducks. A dual-threat quarterback, Terry fits in great with Kentucky’s current system and would provide maybe as much continuity as possible in replacing Stephen Johnson next year.
He’s likely to sign with Kentucky next week. Once he gets to campus, don’t be surprised if he beats Danny Clark, Drew Barker and Gunnar Hoak for the starting spot.
Even if Wilson doesn’t play a snap for Kentucky next season, this was still a really big win for them after the way Williams left them hanging going into the December signing period.
For all we know, Barker, Hoak or even Wood will win the job. But having a talented guy like Wilson who has actually played in the past year, albeit against JUCO competition, this is a big get for the Cats and their quarterback depth for the foreseeable future.