Kentucky will host Auburn quarterback transfer and former top-40 recruiting prospect Joey Gatewood this weekend.
KSR’s own Matt Jones reported on his radio show this morning that Gatewood, the No. 3 dual-threat quarterback and No. 36 overall player in the class of 2018, will be on campus this weekend for Kentucky’s matchup against Tennessee.
Yesterday on Kentucky Sports Radio, Jones teased the potential transfer, saying that Kentucky had a “very good shot” at landing the former four-star prospect.
“It does look like the transfer thing is out,” Jones said. “It’s Joey Gatewood, the quarterback from Auburn that is transferring because Bo Nix has that job in perpetuity. He is looking at a number of schools, but I’m here to tell you, Kentucky is right there for him. Not just in the mix, and I’m not saying we’re the leader, I’m just telling you this is not just a list of schools and Kentucky is one of them. I’m telling you Kentucky is in. They have a very good shot at getting him. That doesn’t mean they will, and I’m not making a prediction, but I’m telling you it’s serious interest.”
The 6-foot-5, 233-pound redshirt freshman out of Jacksonville, FL has appeared in seven contests this season, completing 5 of 7 passing attempts with two touchdowns to go with 29 rushes for 148 yards and three touchdowns on the ground.
If Gatewood – who has drawn comparisons to Cam Newton – commits to Kentucky, he would likely have to sit out next season due to NCAA transfer rules before taking over as the team’s starter in 2021. Barring an NCAA waiver, the former four-star prospect would have two years of eligibility remaining.
Check out his ridiculous senior highlights below: