The Kentucky Wildcats have officially signed one of the most highly coveted recruits in the state of Kentucky.
After committing back in the spring, Lexington Christian Academy quarterback Cutter Boley made it official and signed on the dotted line on National Signing Day, confirming his intent to join the UK football program as an early enrollee.
Boley is ranked as the No. 3 player from Kentucky, the No. 17 QB in the class, and the No. 279 overall recruit by 247 Sports.
The 6-foot-5, 203-pound gunslinger held offers from many of the big-time programs, including Alabama and Auburn.
In the transfer portal era, the idea of grooming a homegrown player for several years doesn’t get as much traction, but many people believe that Boley has what it takes to compete for an SEC job.
He reclassified from the class of 2025 into the class of 2024, so if they haven’t already, the Big Blue Nation will get a look at the Lexington product sooner rather than later.
In 2022, Boley put up insane numbers despite dealing with an injury. He’d follow up last year’s near-4,000-yard campaign with 2,187 yards, 24 touchdowns, and nine interceptions while completing over 64% of his passes this past season.
His pro-style attack should be a good fit for what Liam Coen and the Kentucky offense are trying to accomplish in 2024 and beyond.
There’s no doubt that Boley will have ample opportunity to learn from experienced quarterbacks with what Mark Stoops has done in the transfer portal.
With a name like Cutter Boley and the fact that he played his high school ball just minutes from Kroger Field, it should make him a fan favorite.
“I grew up a Kentucky fan. I’ve always bled blue since I was young.” Boley said in May.
Picking up on the scheme and adjusting to new personnel is important for any new quarterback and will be no different for Boley. His high school style and experience seemingly should help in the transition process.
“I’m ready to go now. I just want to get there as soon as I can and start learning the offense and start learning the playbook.” Boley said after committing to UK.
It will be interesting to see just how his career plays out at Kentucky, but on the surface, it seems like all the tools and IQ are there.
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