The anchor of Kentucky’s offensive line is ready for one more year at the University of Kentucky.
After numerous underclassmen unveiled graphics to announce one more year at UK, Drake Jackson posted this message on Instagram.
Drake is not the kind of guy that likes to draw attention to himself, but it’s a big deal that Jackson will be Kentucky’s starter for a fourth-straight season. Next year the All-SEC selection is a serious contender for the Rimington Award, given each year to the nation’s top center. With Jackson back, Kentucky will return four of its top five offensive lineman.
Following Jackson’s announcement, we’re likely finished with decisions by underclassmen. Boogie Watson is the only remaining player that could potentially make a move, but I expect him to be back in 2020. Kentucky is losing only seven starters from the 2019 team, four on defense and three on offense.
A few other notable names moving around college football…
— Neal Brown brings Gerad Parker to West Virginia. The former UK wide receivers are teaming up in Morgantown. Parker is leaving Penn State to coach Brown’s West Virginia wide receivers.
— Georgia found a quarterback. Once Jake Fromm announced his intentions to enter the NFL Draft, Kirby Smart hit the transfer portal. Jamie Newman will transfer from Wake Forest to Georgia. A duel-threat quarterback, last year he completed 61 percent of his passes for 2,868 yards, 26 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He also had 574 yards on 180 rushing attempts and six scores.