We’ve known about it for a few months, but today, Kentucky made the addition of former Troy quarterback Sawyer Smith official. A grad transfer, Smith will have two seasons of eligibility remaining, beginning this fall. He will back up Terry Wilson, filling the void left by Gunnar Hoak and Danny Clark, who transferred out this spring.
“We’re excited to have Sawyer join our program,” Mark Stoops said in a release. “It’s great to add a quarterback with his experience and success. He helped lead Troy to an outstanding season last year and we’re glad to have him here.”
Smith played in all 13 games for Troy under Neal Brown last season, starting the final seven. He was 5-2 as the starter, completing 144-of-229 passes for 1,669 yards and 14 touchdowns. He also rushed for 191 yards and a score. He was named MVP of the Dollar General Bowl after leading Troy to a 42-32 victory over Buffalo, completing 31-of-44 passes for 320 yards and four touchdowns.
I expect we’ll hear more about Smith from Stoops on Thursday during Kentucky’s session at SEC Media Days; until then, Roush has you covered.