Mark Stoops’ search for quarterback depth on the grad transfer market has come to a close. Former Troy pocket-passer Sawyer Smith has committed to Kentucky.
Excited to announce that I'm going to spend my last seasons as a Graduate Transfer at THE University of Kentucky!! Words can't begin to explain how proud my family and I are to be apart of the #BBN @UKFootball pic.twitter.com/b223Ixk3td
— Sawyer Smith (@smittyyy22) May 13, 2019
Smith will be tasked to immediately challenge UK’s starter, Terry Wilson, a familiar situation for the Florida native.
Last year Smith played a significant role for Troy following an injury to starting quarterback Kaleb Barker. In 13 games Smith completed 62.9 percent of his passes for 1,669 yards, 14 touchdowns and six interceptions to lead Neal Brown’s Trojans to a 10-win season. Smith can also use his legs. In 2018 rushed for 191 yards and a touchdown on 74 attempts.
Along with a year of experience in the Sun Belt, Smith brings two years of eligibility with him to Lexington.