This per our own Matt Jones, who spoke personally to Derek Willis’s father. According to Mr. Willis, the Pat Forde report is false, and “Derek 100% plans on coming back to Kentucky.”
Per Derek Willis’s father:
Derek knows he has to work hard in the off-season and knows with the Harrison twins and everyone coming back that playing time will be tough. But he believes he can earn it. He just wants to work hard in the off-season, and he knows his time is coming.