Since Jarren Williams decommitted from Kentucky, next year’s quarterback situation has been a big question mark for Kentucky. Â With four proficient passers on the roster, Mark Stoops did not necessarily need to find one right away, but UK exhausted all options.
Kentucky extended scholarship offers to high school quarterbacks James Foster and Matthew Baldwin, but at the top of the list was JUCO dual-threat passer Terry Wilson. Â A former Oregon Duck, UK quickly developed a good relationship with Wilson.
Things looked promising after this weekend. Â UK coaches were in attendance for his bowl game and he canceled an official visit to the school that’s recruited him the longest, Indiana. Â Up until this morning, it looked like a trip to Lexington was going to take its place. Â Then, Scott Frost stepped in.
A native of Omaha, Wilson first committed to Nebraska in high school. Â While coaching at Oregon, Frost convinced him to change his mind to go to the West Coast. Â After Frost finished an undefeated season at UCF to become the Cornhusker’s next coach, one of his first calls was to Wilson.
This morning we found out that Wilson will be visiting Nebraska, not Kentucky this weekend. Â They’re the team to beat to beat, and it’s going to be awfully tough to beat them.
When Stoops was asked this afternoon if he expects to sign a quarterback in the 2018 class, he could only say, “I’m not sure.”
There is one sliver of hope for UK fans. Â Wilson told T.J. Walker of Cats Illustrated that Kentucky is still in the mix and that he plans to visit in the middle of next week, but if we’re being honest, this weekend’s trip to Nebraska will probably eliminate a potential visit to Lexington.
A guy who plays a lot like Stephen Johnson, the prospects of landing “Touchdown Terry” excited many UK fans. However, Kentucky still has plenty of quarterback options without Wilson.