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Touchdown Terry! UK Lands Talented JUCO Quarterback

Ever since Jarren Williams de-committed from Kentucky for the second time, fans were left wondering if the Wildcats would take a quarterback in the 2018 class. Even Mark Stoops mentioned the possibility that Kentucky could have a class without a quarterback commitment. However, that thought can be put to rest, as the Wildcats picked up JUCO quarterback Terry Wilson on Sunday.

 

Wilson, a former Oregon quarterback, announced his commitment to Kentucky via his Twitter and Instagram accounts. Wilson, along with his family, visited Kentucky this weekend and that visit must have gone very well.

 

The Wildcats fought off Nebraska and Florida as the biggest competitors to land Wilson, who is ranked the No. 3 Dual-Threat JUCO quarterback and No. 58 JUCO player in the 2018 class.

 

The commitment does not guarantee that he earns the starting quarterback job next season but he will definitely get his chance. The Wildcats have had success going the JUCO route, as current starter Stephen Johnson has led the Wildcats to back-to-back 7-5 seasons.

 

Like Johnson, Wilson fits the UK offense that is designed to allow the quarterback to make a run-pass option on a high number of plays. Johnson has had great success with his legs but he’s not considered a dual threat. Wilson has the talent and is known for it, along with the ability to make the big throws. The Kentucky offense and Wilson’s skillset could be the perfect marriage.

 

Entering next season, the Wildcats will have a number of options at quarterback. Drew Barker, Gunnar Hoak, Danny Clark, and Walker Wood are all set to return but there are going to be some decisions to make. Barker is a senior but Hoak, Clark, and Wood all have 3-4 years of eligibility remaining. Not saying this will happen but someone could transfer or at least change positions because five quarterbacks of their talent level will just not work.

 

Wilson could very well be the biggest recruit UK lands in the 2018 class. He had an impressive season for Garden City Community College, throwing for 2,113 yards and 26 touchdowns. Additionally, he added 518 yards and five touchdowns on the ground.

 

Touchdown Terry could become the new phrase for the Big Blue Nation.

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