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JC QB Terry Wilson commits to UK

By LARRY VAUGHT

After losing four-star quarterback Jarren Williams of Georgia recently, Kentucky landed its quarterback in the 2018 recruiting class when three-star junior college quarterback Terry Wilson gave his verbal commitment to UK Sunday.

Wilson, who signed with Oregon out of high school, picked UK over Florida and Nebraska after a weekend visit at UK.

Last season at Garden City Community College he threw for 2,133 yards and 26 scores with 11 interceptions and ran for 518 yards and five touchdowns. He was the Jayhawk Conference Offensive Player of the Year award.

Wilson redshirted at Oregon in 2016 before transferring. He will have three years of eligibility remaining.

Kentucky coach Mark Stoops indicated last week that he wasn’t sure if UK would add another quarterback after Williams changed his mind.

Wilson will compete with senior Drew Barker, sophomore Gunnar Hoak and redshirt freshmen Danny Clark and Walker Wood in spring practce

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  1. Appears to be great pickup for Stoops and staff. No one ever said the man couldn’t recruit. Hope that Hoak hangs around and gets shot to prove himself.

  2. 3 yrs eligibility is nice

  3. Excellent!

  4. I would like to see Barker go ahead and leave for a college that appreciates a passing QB. Don’t understand why Stoops recruits passing QB’s, good receivers and TE’s, and then Gran never uses them, at least not this year. Gran wants the QB ‘s to hand it off and the receivers and TE’s are mostly used for blocking. It paid great benefits for Jeff Badet, the SEC leader in yards per catch last year while at UK, to tell Gran adios and go to Oklahoma. If he had stayed at UK, he would have been blocking for Snell; now he is running pass routes and has a chance to play for the National Championship and will definitely get a shot at the pros. I would really like to see Barker go somewhere that will use his talents and help him improve as a QB. UK is not the place to make in the pro’s as a QB. Gran has decided to go dual threat with a much greater emphasis on running the ball than passing. That type of play will not get you ready for the pro’s because they know that is not how you win the big ones. This Wilson seems to be a decent qb for juco, but 57% pass completion will not get it done in the SEC.

    1. Good news indeed.

  5. Now for maybe some “not so good” news. Just read the 19 commit list for next year and reportedly no defensive line commits or anything on the radar. What is our supposed defensive genius coach thinking now?

    1. I count seven DT’s on UK’s radar for 2019, according to one report. However, the prospects named, and their interest in UK, is cool at this time. To early IMO to rule out all of them.

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