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The Will Levis hype is building

Levis could statistically be a huge upgrade for the Wildcats’ offense next season.

NCAA Football: Illinois at Penn State Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports

Will Levis was an unknown to Kentucky Wildcats fans before Liam Coen took the job as the new offensive coordinator.

Now, Levis may end up taking the first snaps under center on September 4th to kick off the season.

One of the biggest compliments for Levis is his cannon of an arm. Levis backed that up with a recent put out of him kneeling down on the 50-yard line and drilling the crossbar on the uprights:

Last season at Penn State, Levis played in eight games and started one, throwing for 461 yards and was responsible for four total touchdowns.

According to KSR, Levis had a success rate of 49.09% last season. Success rate is is a measure that specifically grades if a specific play is staying ahead of the chains. A play must gain 50% of the yardage needed on first down. to be considered successful, 70% on second down, and 100% on third down.

Levis’ 27/55 success rate is higher than returning SEC quarterbacks JT Daniels (Georgia), Connor Bazelak (Missouri), Emory Jones (Florida), Will Rogers (Mississippi State), Bo Nix (Auburn), and Ken Seals (Vanderbilt).

Levis also had a highest passing success rate than Terry Wilson, who had a 40.60% success rate. Kentucky had the worst passing offense in the SEC last season and one of the worst in the country.

The sample size of smaller for Levis, but the efficiency is there on passing as well as rushing. Levis was an efficient runner for Penn State, totaling more rushing attempts in his career than passing attempts.

Levis had a 48.10% success rate on rushing attempts, significantly higher than Terry Wilson’s 41.49%.

If you pair Levis’ success rate with Wan’Dale Robinson, Josh Ali, and more on the offense, it’s almost a very high likelihood that the offense this season will be an upgrade.

Levis was ranked as the No. 7 overall quarterback transfer for the upcoming season and the highest rated transfer quarterback in the SEC.

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