Drew Barker has decided that he will remain in the state of Kentucky.
Just not for football reasons.
According to a report from Louisville Courier-Journal, the former quarterback will remain at the University of Kentucky, deciding to pursue his masters degree.
Barker, who was supposed to compete for the starting quarterback job for the 2018-19 season, announced at the beginning of January he would be leaving the Wildcat football program to pursue other opportunities as a graduate transfer.
Back in August, Barker finished his undergraduate degree at UK. The junior spent the fall semester working his way towards finishing a master’s degree in public financial management at the Martin School of Public Administration.
For the 2017-18 season, Barker completed just four passes for 49 yards as the backup to Stephen Johnson. Barker lost the job after an injury back in 2016.
Terry Wilson, a highly-touted junior-college quarterback in the 2018 class, and Gunnar Hoak — who was listed as UK’s No. 3 quarterback throughout last season — are expected to compete for the starting job when the Wildcats start spring practice.