The Kentucky Wildcats have officially signed Terry Wilson.
The junior college star was easily the most important recruit in UK’s 2018 class, as he has a chance to compete for the starting quarterback job in 2018 with Stephen Johnson graduating.
Ironically, Johnson was also a JUCO signee before taking over the QB job in his first season. Wilson hopes to do the same, and he’ll have a great chance to do so as an early enrollee who will compete in spring football.
But what makes Wilson’s pledge even bigger is that he has three years of eligibility left. So even if he can’t win the job this year over senior Drew Barker, Wilson will still have two more years to become UK’s starting QB.
Here’s Wilson’s official UK bio:
Rated the No. 5 overall junior college player by ESPN … Redshirted the 2016 season at Oregon … Transferred to Garden City Community College in Garden City, Kansas for the 2017 season … Completed 57.6 percent of his passes for 2,133 yards, 26 touchdowns and 11 interceptions while rushing for 518 yards and five touchdowns on 126 carries at Garden City … Named the Jayhawk Offensive Player of the Year … Finished the regular season second in the Jayhawk Conference in passing yards, first in touchdown passes and first in efficiency … Ranked sixth in the nation in touchdown passes … Garden City head coach Jeff Sims said "He’s a dual-threat quarterback that’s very intelligent, dynamic, fast. He’s an accurate thrower." … Completed 154 of 281 passes for 2,406 yards and 25 touchdowns as a senior at Del City High School to go along with 709 rushing yards (8.5 avg.) and 11 scores … Threw for 2,856 yards and 24 TDs as a junior, accounting for 14.3 points a game … Played in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, where he led the West team by completing 10-19 passes for 111 yards and rushed for an additional 46 yards … Also played in the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State football game … Named the Oklahoman’s All-Midlands Region recipient and was chosen to PrepStar Super 30 listing of the state’s top recruits … Ranked as Oklahoma’s No. 2 prospect in the state (Tulsa World and The Oklahoman) coming out of high school … Two-time all-state honorable mention selection … Chose UK over Florida and Nebraska … Will have three years of eligibility remaining.