Get ready folks. It sounds like Penn State transfer Will Levis is the early favorite to be the Kentucky quarterback to run out on the field first against Louisiana Monroe this September.
According to numerous sources Matt Jones, Nick Roush, and Ryan Lemond have all heard similar reports that QB1 this fall will be Will Levis.
Coaches will declare it an open QB competition this fall, but KSR sources make Will Levis the overwhelming favorite to win the job. https://t.co/E57dJMKAHP— Nick Roush (@RoushKSR) June 14, 2021
“If I were a betting man, I would take a large sum and bet it on Will Levis starting game one for Kentucky,” Jones said on the KSR radio show.
This has long been seen as the case ever since new offensive coordinator, Liam Coen, went out and picked the grad-transfer QB. The only difference now is that Levis is actually on campus as these reports are starting to coming out.
Throughout spring practice Joey Gatewood and Beau Allen got the first shot to learn the offense and see if they can make an early impression on Coen. Reports came out that Gatewood was the early favorite after the 15 practices.
By now all Kentucky fans have seen the arm talent that Levis is bringing to Lexington. At 6-3 and 222 pounds, Levis has the look of a solid SEC quarterback, and with that frame, the dimension he brings to the offense with his legs will also be a factor.
For his competitors, Gatewood has the ability to come out in fall camp and continue to impress Coen. For Allen, this staff can’t afford to throw him out too early. In the Stoops era, all fans know the quarterback position has been a point of struggle.
They brought in Allen to be the fix to that problem. Allow him another year to put on some more muscle, give him a year to learn the new playbook, and his name will be right in the mix next season.