On Tuesday morning, Kentucky quarterback Gunnar Hoak announced that he would be putting his name in the NCAA transfer portal.
Tonight, it is being reported that the junior quarterback will be meeting with the Ohio State coaching staff.
Former Kentucky quarterback Gunnar Hoak to meet with Ohio State staff I’ve been told. https://t.co/dMMBsoWnaG
— Patrick Murphy (@_Pat_Murphy) April 24, 2019
Hoak, a Dublin, OH native, lives just over 15 miles away from Ohio State’s campus in Columbus. With OSU quarterback Matthew Baldwin entering the transfer portal last week, there is an opening at the backup QB position for the Buckeyes next season.
After Hoak entered the portal on Tuesday, Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops told reporters that “it’s not a done deal” that the junior quarterback transfers from the program.
“Gunnar and I had a great talk yesterday. He’s a great kid and as I told him, he really had a good spring. I told you all that after one of the scrimmages that he really played well, as good as I’ve seen him play. I think you understand that because he’s a competitor and he wants to play. It’s not a done deal that he’s going to go somewhere else. I think he’s going to look at it and just check his options and I told him we would have another discussion about it at a later time and we’ll see where that goes. Just want to be supportive of him and his decision but it does put us in a situation where we’re a little thin.”
He will have two years of eligibility remaining and will be eligible to play immediately should he decide to leave.