The former two-time Kentucky commit is taking his talents to junior college.
Last night The Athletic’s Manny Navarro confirmed a report that Jarren Williams will spend the 2020 football season at Garden City Community College in Kansas. The quarterback will be teaming up with former Kentucky Wildcat Xavier Peters.
As a redshirt freshman Williams was primarily the Hurricanes’ starting quarterback. In 2019 he completed 169-of-276 passes (61.2%), for 2,187 yards with 19 TDs and 7 INTs, highlighted by a six-touchdown performance against Louisville. Despite his success on the field, turmoil followed him into the locker room as one teammate blasted him for missing curfew the night before a game. He announced his intent to transfer after Houston’s D’Eriq King moved to Miami.
Williams committed to Kentucky for the first time in June of 2016. The following spring he reopened his recruitment for a month or so to explore his options. A month later he “officially shut down his recruitment” to re-commit to UK on KSR. In 2017 Williams was the quarterback of the future for Kentucky, while Terry Wilson led Garden City’s offense. As Adam Luckett pointed out, four years later the shoe is now on the other foot.