It’s official — Will Levis has been named the Kentucky Wildcats starting quarterback for week one. To no-one’s surprise, of course, head coach Mark Stoops said the decision was a “clear choice.”
“They all have done some really good things throughout camp, but this was clear,” Stoops said in an impromptu Sunday night press conference. “It’s not a personal decision,” he added. “They’re all three great young men that have done everything we asked them to do. We just simply made the best decision for our football team to win games.”
Levis, the transfer from Penn State, took to Twitter to comment on the decision.
I’m so incredibly blessed to be given this amazing opportunity. Words can’t describe how excited I am to lead this group of guys! Get ready for a great season, Big Blue Nation! https://t.co/MGyqhmfR6C— Will Levis (@will_levis) August 16, 2021
It’s no secret that he possesses the talent to make this year special for the Wildcats. While Kentucky has put together a handful of talented rosters during the Stoops era, quarterback play has always been questionable. Now, with Levis taking the reins, these Wildcats have a shot at making some serious noise this year in the Southeastern Conference.
Tweet of the Day
PFF passing grades among first round rookie QBs this preseason:— PFF (@PFF) August 15, 2021
Mac Jones - 82.0
✈️ Zach Wilson - 78.8
Justin Fields - 64.2
Trevor Lawrence - 58.5
⛏ Trey Lance - 49.0 pic.twitter.com/CEvlHxx1LI
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