Only one day after reports that former Kentucky commit Jarren Williams was set to transfer from Miami, Williams has reportedly decided to stay with the Hurricanes.
The former four-star quarterback twice committed to Kentucky in the Class of 2018, only to decommit both times and choose the University of Miami.
On Wednesday, when word of Williams potentially transferring surfaced, there was much speculation that he would find his way to Lexington after all.
That won’t be happening now. According to the latest report from 247 Sports, Miami Head Coach Mark Richt and his coaching staff convinced Williams to stay.
“Coach Mark Richt and Coach Jon Richt convinced Jarren to stay,” his father Anthony Williams told 247 Sports. “They convinced him to stay by laying out a path he’ll have an opportunity to compete and play in the 2019 season.”
Williams only appeared in one game for Miami, who started the season ranked No. 8 in the AP Poll but were a major disappointment, finishing unranked with a 7-5 record.
For Kentucky, there may be some disappointment that a former top recruit will stay put, but there is plenty of depth at the quarterback position.
Terry Wilson still has two seasons of eligibility left, and the team signed three-star quarterbacks Amani Gilmore and Nik Scalzo, who will both likely pick up redshirt seasons making them eligible through 2024.
There’s also four-star Lexington Catholic quarterback Beau Allen, who Kentucky is strongly in the mix for in the Class of 2020.