As the Kentucky football team prepares for the Music City Bowl matchup against the Iowa Hawkeyes, the Wildcats will be down in one obvious way. Starting QB Will Levis announced Tuesday on his Twitter account that he will opt out of his final collegiate game to prepare for next year’s NFL draft.
The decision shouldn’t come as too big of a surprise to the Big Blue Nation, as Levis is considered one of the top quarterbacks in the 2023 NFL Draft Class. With potential millions looming on the horizon, the business decision to skip the Music City Bowl was a no-brainer for Levis.
Levis’s tweet announcing his decision:
The full quote of the Tweet:
"“With most decisions in my life, I often think of this motivational quote: ‘Every great move forward in your life begins with a leap of faith, a step into the unknown.’ Whatever the risk, with that leap of faith, I also remind myself that you only control your attitude and effort from that point forward. All other factors and people are out of your control. But, it helps your situation when those people have your back.”“If I have one thing to hold in my heard from my time here in Lexington, it’s that Kentucky has my back and that everything ahead of me wouldn’t be possible without the support and encouragement I received along the way.”“As a Wildcat, I have met lifelong friends, learned from incredible coaches, and built connections with valuable mentors that will guide me through my journey. Because of Kentucky, I found belief and confidence in myself that had not been reached beforehand, and, most importantly, we won some incredibly memorable ball gams in my college career. It has been a great move forward.”“With that in mind, after much thought, I have decided to forego my final college game, look to that next step, and declare for the 2023 NFL Draft.”“To my teammates, UK staff members, Wildcat community, and BBN, I cannot thank you enough. I’ll forever be indebted to all those who I had the pleasure to cross paths with here, and my immense love for you will remain strong in my heart, forever.”"
Levis’s time at Kentucky will go down as one of the more memorable QB careers. Levis finishes his career in Lexington with 5,232 yards passing and 43 touchdowns. The decision is the right one for Levis, no matter how painful it may feel to us in BBN. Good luck with your future goals Mr. Levis!