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Penn State grad transfer QB Tommy Stevens set to visit Kentucky tomorrow

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Backup quarterback Gunnar Hoak out, Penn State graduate transfer Tommy Stevens in?

There’s at least an opportunity for it.

According to Bruce Feldman of The Athletic, the 6-foot-5 dual-threat quarterback will be visiting Kentucky starting tomorrow.

Going into 2019, Stevens was considered the favorite for the starting quarterback job at Penn State, but head coach James Franklin was hesitant to make it official this spring. The veteran dual-threat prospect dealt with a nagging foot injury, which led to surgery following the regular season. He was then limited through the spring.

Just days after the team’s annual Blue-White scrimmage, he decided to put his name in the transfer portal.

In three seasons at Penn State, Stevens has thrown for 304 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception, along with 506 rushing yards (6.7 yards per attempt) and eight touchdowns on the ground. Last season alone, the Nittany Lion grad transfer completed five of seven passes for 195 yards and two touchdowns to go with 118 yards rushing and two scores.

Stevens originally set visits to Miami of Ohio, Illinois, and Mississippi State this week, but his trip to Lexington now certainly changes that up a bit.

While we wait for him to arrive on campus, check out his career highlight tape:

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Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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7 Comments for Penn State grad transfer QB Tommy Stevens set to visit Kentucky tomorrow

  1. makeitstop
    4:31 pm May 6, 2019 Permalink

    That would solve that backup problem. Won’t threaten Terry, won’t scare away a young guy, but could surely run the Wildcat. Probably rather have McClane Carter from Texas Tech but he wants to start.

    • dismore
      4:39 pm May 6, 2019 Permalink

      Why would he transfer to UK. He’s obviously wanting to start, that’s why he left Penn State. He’s not beating out Terry so it doesn’t make sense to me.

    • ClutchCargo
      4:52 pm May 6, 2019 Permalink

      He is obviously open to the idea of coming to UK, or he wouldn’t waste his time visiting. Maybe he is just tired of dealing with an a-hole like Franklin.

    • dismore
      5:21 pm May 6, 2019 Permalink

      True. Hope we land him. We are one hit away from potentially having a rough season.

    • makeitstop
      8:57 pm May 6, 2019 Permalink

      I think the prospect of running the wildcat fairly regularly and hvg the chance to step in if Terry goes down might be the appeal. Unlike basketball, most these guys have no expectation of being pros by this point in a career – maybe he thinks he can build relationships w coaches in the SEC, he already has the Big Ten, for life after playing and maybe it’s more ambitious and he thinks he could be a role player in the league but whatever, as Clutch says, he’s clearly interested.

    • mashburnfan1
      9:14 pm May 6, 2019 Permalink

      Why would Hoak go to OSU if he wants to play? Even after his transfer they just got a commit from a highly ranked QB for next year. Maybe Stevens has seen he does not have many quality places to go and feels like he can come here and help if there is an injury yet still be on a quality team. He got to see last year on Jan 1 we are for real, should have beat them by 15-20.

  2. katmandue2you
    6:54 pm May 6, 2019 Permalink

    He definitely is a talent. Outstanding runner and very proficient at throwing both from the pocket and on the move from a lot of different angles