Stoops names Will Levis as Kentucky’s beginning quarterback

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky coach Mark Stoops has named Penn State switch Will Levis because the Wildcats’ beginning quarterback over holdovers Joey Gatewood and Beau Allen.

Levis arrived in June and needed to rapidly decide up new offensive coordinator Liam Coen‘s professional model system that guarantees to hurry up the Southeastern Convention worst passing assault final season in yards per sport (124.1). The junior started camp anticipated to compete with Gatewood and Allen, who had a leap on the system this spring, and Stoops stated on media day that he needed to “get it proper than be in a rush” in making a alternative. He knowledgeable the QBs of his determination on Sunday earlier than saying in a digital information convention.

“They’ve carried out some good issues, however this was clear,” Stoops stated. “As soon as we got here to the conclusion, there was no cause to delay the choice. … He gained the beginning job.”

Stoops added that Gatewood, an Auburn switch who performed in seven video games final season, deliberate to enter the NCAA switch portal.

The 6-foot-3, 232-pound Levis accomplished 61 of 102 passes for 644 yards and three touchdowns with two interceptions in 15 video games over three seasons for the Nittany Lions. He’ll make his Kentucky debut on Sept. 4 towards Louisiana-Monroe.

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