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“Levis could be the surprise of the SEC.”

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The Will Levis hype train is growing.

After being officially named QB1 going into the season for the Wildcats, Levis put on a solid performance during a recent open practice and now, a national Rivals analyst is offering some high praise for Kentucky’s signal-caller.

Mike Farrell of Rivals was asked in his Fact or Fiction mailbag how he thought Levis stacked up against JT Daniels at Georgia and Emory Jones at Florida, two fellow SEC East quarterbacks who have received a lot of preseason hype.

Farrell said he thinks Levis could put up better numbers than both of them, going as far as calling Levis the possible “surprise of the SEC.”

I expect Matt Corral at Ole Miss to put up the biggest numbers at quarterback in the SEC, but you certainly hear a lot about SEC East starters JT Daniels at UGA and Emory Jones at Florida. But there are two names you don’t hear a lot about — Will Levis and Liam Coen at Kentucky. Levis is a Penn State transfer and just won the starting job in Lexington, and Coen comes from the NFL, where he learned from L.A. Rams coach Sean McVay and is now the offensive brain of the Wildcats. And what people don’t know is that Levis has as much natural arm talent as anyone in the country, including

Spencer Rattler at Oklahoma and Sam Howell at UNC. Coen is a very bright young mind who wants to throw the ball. Levis could be the surprise of the SEC. Keep an eye out.

High praise for the incoming QB. We’ve heard a lot of good things about Levis leading up to the season, with his size, arm talent, and experience. Hopefully we see it all come together on the field for the Wildcats.

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Headlines

Predicting the offensive depth chart - Herald Leader

Wide receiver and offensive line are two competitive units.

Isaiah Jackson could be a piece the Pacers need - Courier Journal

Jackson could fill a big role.

Three Kentucky natives ranked in 2024 Top 100 - Cats Pause

Some good football prospects with Bluegrass ties.

What’s coming up in UK Basketball recruiting? - KSR

Several big decisions and visits are on the horizon.

The NCAA is investigating Nebraska and Scott Frost - ESPN

Things aren’t looking the best over in Husker Country.

Dad likely won’t play in preseason - Bleacher Report

But he’s expected to play Week 1.

ESPN is moving Max Kellerman off First Take - Yahoo

No more Stephen A. and Kellerman.

Carmelo says Pistons promised to pick him second - CBS

Can you imagine how things would be different?