Kentucky QB Jalen Whitlow will transfer

NCAA Football: Missouri at Kentucky

According to a release from the university, Kentucky QB Jalen Whitlow will transfer.

Whitlow was among five quarterbacks vying for the starting job in 2014. He competed throughout spring practice with returners Reese Phillips and Patrick Towles, along with early enrollee Drew Barker. Max Smith hasn’t been practicing due to an injury.

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Whitlow isn’t the type of system quarterback Neal Brown wants in his Air Raid attack, and he played more out of necessity last year than anything. Whitlow threw for 1,033 yards, five touchdowns and five INTs, along with rushing for 457 yards and six touchdowns. Whitlow can be a nice option for any school that runs a zone-read, option-attack offense. According to several reports, Mark Stoops asked Whitlow about playing different positions.

With Whitlow’s transfer and Smith recovering from an injury, the job should now come down to Phillips, Towles and Barker.

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