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Former UK commit Jarren Williams named starting QB at Miami

(Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports)

(Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports)

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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Article written by Drew Franklin

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15 Comments for Former UK commit Jarren Williams named starting QB at Miami



  1. catsby90.1
    12:14 pm August 12, 2019 Permalink

    Hope he throws 5 ints against Florida



  2. Smyrna_Cat
    12:29 pm August 12, 2019 Permalink

    I suggest we don’t ever use the name Jarren Williams on this board again.



  3. 2Dogs
    12:30 pm August 12, 2019 Permalink

    Breaking news. The starting position is open again. Jarren Williams just decommitted from the University of Miami.



    • Kentucky Hoops
      5:02 pm August 12, 2019 Permalink

      ???



  4. Bourbon-n-Coke
    12:57 pm August 12, 2019 Permalink

    Despite Miami being 100% committed to making him the starter, they have decided to make a change. Respect their decision.



  5. Jesus H. Chrysler
    12:57 pm August 12, 2019 Permalink

    ^5 @2Dogs



  6. catsby90.1
    1:04 pm August 12, 2019 Permalink

    He and wandale Robinson would make a cute couple



    • ClutchCargo
      1:14 pm August 12, 2019 Permalink

      It would definitely be an open relationship, though. lol



    • imabucket
      3:28 pm August 12, 2019 Permalink

      10/10 for both of these comments.



    • catsby90.1
      8:39 pm August 12, 2019 Permalink

      Perfect response lol



  7. thenamerobdigity
    1:18 pm August 12, 2019 Permalink

    I hope the worst for him



  8. 2andToodleLoo
    1:41 pm August 12, 2019 Permalink

    Standing ovation to all the above posts!



  9. kydrummer
    4:28 pm August 12, 2019 Permalink

    Please stop spewing hate toward an 18 year old kid, not a good look on you and the UK fan base.



  10. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    8:09 pm August 12, 2019 Permalink

    FL kids want to know what a committment is.



  11. TBW3011
    10:40 pm August 12, 2019 Permalink

    Who cares. Miami is trash. The U is ancient history.