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Jarren Williams De-commits from Miami, Enters Transfer Portal

(Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports)

Reinhold Matay | USA TODAY Sports

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Jarren Williams has changed his mind.

Tim Reynolds of the AP reports the Miami quarterback will enter the transfer portal. The news comes just days after former Houston quarterback D’Eriq King announced he would use his final season of eligibility at The U.

Once a four-star quarterback from Georgia, Williams initially committed to Kentucky in the summer of 2016. Billed as the next great Wildcat quarterback, he picked up a ton of scholarship offers the following fall. He backed out of his pledge for a few months, only to reveal in May of 2017 on Kentucky Sports Radio that he would in fact be a Wildcat. Seven months later he changed his mind and de-committed to Kentucky for the second time after he watched Miami defeat Notre Dame in Coral Gables.

The drama followed Williams from the recruiting trail to campus. Two weeks ago one veteran revealed to a reporter that Williams missed curfew the night before an embarrassing outing at FIU that resulted in three interceptions and a loss. “A few players seem more concerned about partying than focusing on football,” the anonymous player told the Miami-Herald.

Williams was 4-6 in ten games as Miami’s starter. Not all were ugly losses. The sophomore threw a school-record six touchdown passes in a win over Louisville. He finished the season completing 61% of his passes for 2,187 yards, 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

Last season there was speculation that Williams would enter the transfer portal following Mark Richt’s departure, with Kentucky as the rumored destination. After adding Beau Allen and Joey Gatewood to the quarterback room, there’s no need to worry that Williams will bring his drama with him to Lexington.

Article written by Nick Roush

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25 Comments for Jarren Williams De-commits from Miami, Enters Transfer Portal

  1. kentuckybackupplayer
    6:35 pm January 23, 2020 Permalink

    We ain’t falling for it again bruh. Laters.

  2. 67ferrari
    7:00 pm January 23, 2020 Permalink

    Please, let this guy land in the ‘Ville… so we can destroy BOTH him & the Cards. ??

    • ukkatzfan
      7:09 pm January 23, 2020 Permalink

      Highly likely i believe

    • IrishCat
      7:20 pm January 23, 2020 Permalink

      It couldn’t be scripted any better.

  3. ukkatzfan
    7:16 pm January 23, 2020 Permalink

    Maybe he would like to do a position change for a year? Don’t seem to be NFL as a qb now. Maybe a wr or safety ?

  4. Looother
    7:17 pm January 23, 2020 Permalink

    Glad he’ll be somebody else’s problem…

  5. Wild Turkey 101
    7:26 pm January 23, 2020 Permalink

    He won’t be bringing his buns to Lexington either.

    • makeitstop
      11:55 pm January 23, 2020 Permalink

      Trouble just seems to follow some people. Mark Stoops (and Cal) have steered away from problem children with astonishing prescience. Credit to them.

  6. InigoMontoya
    7:36 pm January 23, 2020 Permalink

    Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind?

    • runningunnin.454
      8:18 pm January 23, 2020 Permalink

      “Better go home, son, and make up your mind” Nice.
      No thank you, son.

    • InigoMontoya
      9:20 am January 24, 2020 Permalink

      BTW, RG454, is your screen name a reference to the .454 cartridge?

    • InigoMontoya
      9:32 am January 24, 2020 Permalink

      .454 Casull?

  7. JASUN74
    7:58 pm January 23, 2020 Permalink

    For those wishing this kid to Louisville, be careful what you wish for. He does have some work to do but the kid can play Football. Hell no we don’t want him at Louisville. Anyway, no doubt he’s listening to the wrong people and has made some head scratching decisions, but if he can get in a program around the right bunch of people, he 100% has NFL POTENTIAL!

    There’s a reason we wanted him here at Kentucky. He’s a good kid, he’s just had the wrong situations and people in his ears for so long. I myself wish this kid all the success in the world and hope he can go somewhere he can grow as a young man. Life just keeps counting down and chances seem to get less and less the older we get, but as adults, it’s our JOB to pull for young kids to be the best they can be. No matter if they play a game for Kentucky or not!

    I still love every damn one of you though. Go Cats!!

    • TonyMontana
      8:08 pm January 23, 2020 Permalink

      Props for the logical decent comment. I look at this as one of those cases of “what could have been”.

  8. satcheluk
    8:49 pm January 23, 2020 Permalink

    Bet he’ll wind up at FSU. They need a QB.

  9. Wade
    9:00 pm January 23, 2020 Permalink

    Where’s Bobby Petrino coaching again? That’s where he lands imo

    • ukkatzfan
      9:13 pm January 23, 2020 Permalink

      I doubt Missouri State. Now Miss or Miss State with Air Raid or Mr Hollywood Hillbilly.

  10. UoKFB PHAN
    9:39 pm January 23, 2020 Permalink

    I don’t know that much about him other than he dumped the Cats twice. That said, is he more of a pocket passer or a true dual threat? Would he make a good fit for Ole Miss or Mississippi State?

  11. BluKudzu
    10:53 pm January 23, 2020 Permalink

    The kid has potential, but for what system and where? True he has more issues than an airport magazine rack, he is a QB that has to find the right spot.
    Systems are one thing….but having a line that can protect you is another. He needed a stout line to be at his best, the U was not that place.
    Best of luck. Hope he gets it together.

  12. MississippiBlue
    11:07 pm January 23, 2020 Permalink

    The kid does have a lot of natural ability, but he appears to be more trouble than he’s worth. Especially for Mike Leach or Lane Kiffin. Both MS programs have 4star QBs sitting on the bench already. There’s no need for either of them to add Williams to the mix. With that being said, I’d hate to see him end up at Louisville. Scott Satterfield is a good coach, and the less amount of weapons he has the better.

  13. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    11:11 pm January 23, 2020 Permalink

    This morning in no sh!+ news.

  14. sonsofragnarlodbrok
    12:12 am January 24, 2020 Permalink

    But guess what…once he gets it…he will be richer than all of the haters on here. Good luck kid.

    • StillBP
      6:56 am January 24, 2020 Permalink

      lol he has a lot of work to do in order to get rich off playing football

  15. wild horses
    8:41 am January 24, 2020 Permalink

    Good luck kid, but, Bullet. Dodged.

  16. StuckinLville
    8:51 am January 24, 2020 Permalink

    You can have all the talent in the world, but if you’re head isn’t on right, it’s a waste. He is young so hopefully he will get it together, if not, just another wasted talent.