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Why Terry Wilson should be the next starting QB at Kentucky

New Kentucky QB signee Terry Wilson should be the next starter.

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With only the bowl game remaining this season for the Kentucky Wildcats we all know that the Stephen Johnson era is about to come to a close.

Earlier in the year, Jarren Williams was committed to the Cats, so many people felt good about the QB position going forward. Then it all fell apart and Williams reopened his recruitment and has now committed to Miami.

This left some fans worried about who would replace Johnson. Would it be Drew Barker, Gunnar Hoak, or would Danny Clark come in a win the job? A lot of questions persisted as none of them has shown what they can do. That changed with the recent commitment from one of the top JUCO QBs in Terry “Touchdown” Wilson.

Wilson had canceled his visit with the Cats to go visit Nebraska which left many believing that Kentucky was going to miss out on the former Oregon Duck commit. However, Wilson changed and decided to visit Lexington and took to Twitter to announce his commitment to UK.

When a kid commits to Kentucky, I always wonder what made him want to join the BBN family. Well, shortly after his announcement, he talked with UK Fans All Day about what made him choose UK.

“I just feel like at home in Kentucky, like seriously.. I want to play for them.. the guys on the squad are some dudes! And I want to give my all out there for those guys!”.

Wilson appears to be in the right mindset and eager to be at UK. Wilson has me excited for the upcoming season and should be the next starting QB at UK for three reasons.


With UK’s program on the rise and QB being arguably the most important position on the field, the Cats need someone who is well prepared and experienced to keep UK winning on the field. While Drew Barker does have starting experience, none of UK’s current QBs have showed they’re capable of winning in the SEC. It remains to be seen if Wilson can ultimately get there, but there’s a reason UK recruited him so hard for next season. They believe he can, and his experience against Division I recruits will help him get there sooner rather than later.

His talent and experience should not be wasted for a year

With him being a JUCO we will only have him for the next 2 years. We need to make sure we take advantage of those two years and get him on the field. In my opinion, it doesn’t make sense to bring him in and make him the backup then only get one season out of him. He is too talented of a player to let sit on the sideline when he can be winning football games.

He fits with the style Eddie Gran plays

When Stephen Johnson took over the job at QB, it changed the way we play offense. Wilson is a dual-threat QB and that is exactly what we need. Johnson wasn’t exactly a dual threat, he had the awareness to make smart runs when he needed to.

This season Gran called a lot of run-pass option plays that took advantage of his mobility. With Wilson being a true duel threat, this will allow us to be more effective when the QB is forced to tuck it and run.

Myself and a lot of the fan base is excited about Terry “Touchdown” Wilson coming to Lexington and should look for him to play right away and make an impact on the growing and improving program that is Kentucky football.