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Cincinnati quarterback Luke Wright transferring to Kentucky

Since Patrick Towles and Reese Phillips announced they were transferring, there have been a lot of question marks around the quarterback position. With former Cincinnati offensive coordinator Eddie Gran and quarterbacks coach Darin Hinshaw now on staff, finding Drew Barker a backup has become a primary concern, and it looks like another Bearcat is on the way to Lexington.

A source tells KSR that Cincinnati backup quarterback Luke Wright is transferring to Kentucky. The 6’4″ 204 lbs. Wright walked on at Cincinnati and played in four games this past season, going only 1-3 for 16 yards. As a senior at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal in Atlanta, Georgia, Wright passed for 1,080 yards and eight TDs and also rushed for 450 yards and six additional scores. He was named First-Team All-Region and led his team to the Elite 8 in the playoffs.

For the past few years, Wright has been training at QB Country, a quarterback training facility in Mobile, Alabama run by former Ole Miss quarterback David Morris. QB Country confirmed the news that Wright is coming to Kentucky on their website and says he’ll sit out one year and have two years of eligibility remaining.

Here are his Hudl highlights from his senior year of high school:

If anything, it’s good to have some more depth at the position.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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21 Comments for Cincinnati quarterback Luke Wright transferring to Kentucky

  1. Laker Cat 18
    2:56 pm January 8, 2016 Permalink

    So we will go from 1 QB on the roster to possibly 7 with Barker, Wood, Johnson, Wright, Hoak, Jones, Kiel? I doubt Kiel comes, but the rest are looking very possible.

  2. Big Kat
    3:04 pm January 8, 2016 Permalink

    He’s not getting a scholarship… right?

    • Sentient Third Eye
      3:08 pm January 8, 2016 Permalink

      Surely a UC walk-on doesn’t equate to a UK scholarship.

    • Big Kat
      3:31 pm January 8, 2016 Permalink

      Don’t call me Shirley…

    • james stout
      3:55 am January 11, 2016 Permalink

      Yes he was offered and lack of research abounds here with Haters. has full Bio and “former” PREF at UC who had other offers now from Big10/ACC and out of HS but wanted to play for Gran Hinshaw complex system. 30 walkon as max schlorship per team =75 and Max Roster 105. Is “former” walk on per Tub prior to being named backup for Miami game and chose UK over several Big time names. Too bad you bash 30 other teammates at the same time as this newcomer…….WELCOME TO TOWN LUKE

    • james stout
      4:16 am January 11, 2016 Permalink

      sorry is
      Kid apparently can punt the ball a mile if needed. Spring game stats vs 1 and 2 Defense 8-11 120 yrds 1TD and will help other QBs with offense was sideline play man last yr we know 1 degree seperation is tough former catcher who called “Sleeper of recruiting class”. Didnt go through recruiting process per typical player was playing baseball every summer, Hope that helps those who are positive and kids dont show up without invites including this 19 yr old who just packed his truck this weekend to help UK however possible.

  3. SammyWithbuckets
    3:42 pm January 8, 2016 Permalink

    But it doesn’t REALLY give us depth, right? He can’t play until 2017. I guess practice depth? Not sure about practice regulations for transfers. We’re still in the same spot we were with Barker and Hoak.

    • kvltclassic
      4:03 pm January 8, 2016 Permalink

      Can practice, can’t compete.

  4. ukkatzfan
    3:52 pm January 8, 2016 Permalink

    What has been the long term outlook of Davis Mattingly as a QB ?

  5. Marine5150
    3:53 pm January 8, 2016 Permalink

    Well on a positive note our team struggles against running QB’s. He may be a key tool to help our defense prepare.

  6. jeffj
    4:27 pm January 8, 2016 Permalink

    never mind the helmet & shoulder pad accents in the pic that looks like a M.C. Escher drawing. its all good, but i wanna know whats in his mind.

  7. Tej
    4:37 pm January 8, 2016 Permalink

    Depth is good-even if it’s for 2017.
    I hope the Juco qb commits next week. That will be more immediate help.

  8. Rsn2GoBlu
    7:28 pm January 8, 2016 Permalink

    What a lousy looking hand-off. A little higher and he would get a penalty for targeting.

  9. The Rest of the story
    8:14 pm January 8, 2016 Permalink

    Good grief you mean UK is so desperate they will take a walk on from another school. Give me a break and do not take up bench space for clowns like this.

    • theSkinny81
      8:36 pm January 8, 2016 Permalink

      Good lord, you seem like a miserable human being.

    • The Rest of the story
      11:43 am January 9, 2016 Permalink

      Good Lord do you really see a reason to have this guy? Please do not say for depth either because he is a WALK ON and they are used Only as a last ditch option.

  10. keiths
    8:43 pm January 8, 2016 Permalink

    It doesn’t matter if they get cam newton to transfer from the carolina panthers, they still dont have anyone that can catch the damn ball

  11. BlueDew
    9:38 pm January 8, 2016 Permalink

    Can some of you people be more negative? Glad I don’t have to deal with you “Debbie Downers” in my everyday life. I can just skip by your post when I see your user name. I don’t think any of you DD have seen these guys take a live snap and are telling everyone they terrible they are and why are they here. Pathetic human beings.

  12. snarkster
    5:32 am January 9, 2016 Permalink

    He’s probably transferring to put a hundred miles between him and those gawd-awful butuglie uniforms.

  13. kjd
    8:35 am January 9, 2016 Permalink

    I have to repeat the obvious. We have immediate need for QB depth that can play in 2016. This guy doesn’t help us in this area.

  14. The Rest of the story
    11:44 am January 9, 2016 Permalink

    What is wrong with KSR for even reporting this? If UK wants a walk on QB they could get 50 of them.