With December now here, the early signing period will arrive in the coming weeks, making it all the more important for UK to land a quarterback.
The early signing period for both high school and junior college recruits begins on December 20th. The deadline for high school seniors to sign early ends on the 22nd, whereas the JUCO deadline is January 15th.
UK hopes to have at least one quarterback signed before national signing day, which begins February 7th. At this moment, JUCO passer Terry Wilson appears to be the likeliest option for UK to sign this month, but even he’s far from a certainty.
The good news is Wilson has canceled a visit with one of his top contenders, the Indiana Hoosiers. Wilson was set to visit them this coming weekend, but with them now out of the picture, he’ll instead visit UK, according to 247 Sports Steve Wiltfong.
The bad news is several new suitors are emerging for Wilson, including the Florida Gators and Nebraska Cornhuskers. Wiltfong reports that Wilson could visit Florida this week, and Nebraska may secure a visit as well.
The Cornhuskers actually appear to be the bigger threat. If you recall, Wilson began his college career with the Oregon Ducks, where then-assistant Scott Frost helped recruit Wilson.
Frost has since become the head coach of UCF, where he led the Knights to a 12-0 record this season before becoming the head coach at Nebraska. That’s why they look like a real threat to land Wilson, though a formal scholarship offer has not come yet.
Ironically, Wilson was actually committed to Nebraska in high school before flipping to Oregon.
Other quarterbacks UK has shown interest in include Matthew Baldwin, James Foster and Lindsey Scott (JUCO). Jarren Williams has not yet announced where his college destination will be, but UK no longer appears to be in the running for the one-time commit.