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Jarren Williams will Transfer to Junior College

(Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports)

Reinhold Matay | USA Today Sports

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.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

5 Comments for Jarren Williams will Transfer to Junior College

  1. InigoMontoya
    11:06 am June 22, 2020 Permalink

    For the Umpteenth time, good luck in your new college choice.

  2. mashburnfan1
    11:07 am June 22, 2020 Permalink

    He probably thinking he should have honored his commitment to UK. Then again youth today have no idea what the word commitment means, even many adults have no clue. Glad to have TW here so it worked out tor us.

    • foamfinger
      1:09 pm June 22, 2020 Permalink

      With kids that young in the spotlight, you can’t always put the blame squarely on them. There are tons of kids who get terrible advice from people who just want to profit off of them. Lavar Ball would be an exaggerated example, but you get the point. He definitely needs to take responsibility for the partying and stuff (as do his coaches for letting him off the hook), but his going back and forth on his UK commitment might have been because someone else was whispering in his ear that Miami was a more surefire avenue to success.

  3. BIGblueFootBallGuy
    11:22 am June 22, 2020 Permalink

    This kid just needs to grow up. I wish him the best and hope he can mature off the field. His talent on the field is great but when you are the QB you have to have the maturity on and OFF the field. I hope that he realizes that this year at GC.