UK Football Lands JUCO Transfer Terry Wilson Jr.

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Mark Stoops and the Kentucky football team landed a huge commitment from Terry Wilson Jr. Wilson is a junior-college transfer who played last season at Garden City Community College.

Terry Wilson Jr., affectionately known as “Touchdown Terry”, will be suiting up for the Kentucky football team next season. After four-star quarterback Jarren Williams decommitted in November, there was concern among Kentucky fans about who would be the Wildcats’ quarterback of the future. Wilson’s addition lessens those concerns.

Wilson transferred from Oregon after Scott Frost, now the head coach at Nebraska, left to pursue the head coaching job at Central Florida. Kentucky beat out Nebraska and Florida among others for the dual-threat quarterback.

Last season, at Garden City Community College, Wilson completed 58.5% of his passes for 1776 yards and 22 touchdowns. Wilson also averaged over 4 yards on the ground with 454 yards and 5 touchdowns.

Stephen Johnson, Kentucky’s senior quarterback, will play his final game for Kentucky on December 29th at the Music City Bowl. Mark Stoops was asked at last week’s press conference about getting more reps for either Gunnar Hoak or Drew Barker during the bowl game.

“That’s important to get some reps,” Stoops said. “They’ve done that all year in preparing, but it will be important to get them some reps.” With Wilson now in the fold for next season it will be interesting to see if Stoops actually does get Hoak or Barker any in-game action in Nashville.

I’m sure a lot of Cats fans are breathing a sigh of relief. There’s been a lot of uneasiness surrounding the future of the quarterback position for the Kentucky football team. Wilson will hopefully bring some stability to the position going forward.