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.