Only a little over a week after Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops left the door open for Gunnar Hoak to potentially return to Lexington, despite entering his name in the transfer portal, the quarterback announced he is officially heading elsewhere.
This evening, Hoak announced on twitter he would be transferring to Ohio State.
Hoak is a native of Dublin, Ohio. Thus, he will be closer to home by moving north to Columbus, but the move to the college football powerhouse seems a bit strange.
The main reason Hoak transferred from Kentucky was seemingly because he was stuck behind Terry Wilson, who likely holds the keys to the starting quarterback job for the next two seasons.
At Ohio State, Hoak will likely again be the backup, as 2018’s top overall recruit Justin Fields transferred to the Buckeyes from Georgia and obtained immediate eligibility.
Though the bright side for Hoak is he has a great chance to be the No. 2 quarterback and be first in line if Fields struggles, as Tate Martell transferred to Miami, and Matthew Baldwin has his name in the transfer portal.
Time will tell how the move pans out for Hoak, but his days as a Kentucky Wildcat are officially over, as he ends his time here having thrown for just 167 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in three seasons.