There was a time when Jarren Williams was the future of the quarterback position at Kentucky. The four-star quarterback out of Georgia and a top-100 talent in the 2016 class, pledged his commitment to Kentucky in the summer of 2016. “I am looking forward to joining my new family,” he said that day. Then he decommitted shortly after a visit to the 2017 spring game, only to recommit one month later. “I’m committed 100%. I’m shutting it all down,” he said at the time.
In October of that year, Williams’ father called in to KSR to shut down any speculation of a second decommitment from UK. “Jarren is committed and he’s looking to enroll at Kentucky in January,” Anthony Williams told us. Williams decommitted two weeks later.
Williams ended up at Miami and it seemed his connection to Kentucky was finally over and we could all move on. But then rumors started swirling about a transfer after his freshman season with UK as the potential landing spot. Would we get a third commitment from Williams? It came close this past December, but he ultimately decided to remain a member of the Hurricanes.
Today, he was named the starting quarterback for Miami in the season opener against Florida. He beat out N’Kosi Perry and Tate Martell, the transfer out of Ohio State, for the job.
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