It’s only 1 week into the season, but Kentucky quarterback Will Levis appears as if he could be the real deal for the Wildcats.

The Penn State transfer had immediate success in his new team’s season opener against UL Monroe on Saturday, going 18-for-26 for 367 yards and 4 touchdowns. That was despite his first pass in a Kentucky uniform ending up in the hands of a Warhawks defender.

Wildcats fans haven’t seen everything Levis can do, as he didn’t get to showcase his dual-threat tendencies partially due to Chris Rodriguez being at the helm of the running game. But what he displayed on Saturday caught the eye of Tim Brando, who recalled the path of another former Big Ten backup-turned-SEC starter on Monday.

Now, Brando obviously isn’t saying that Levis will match Joe Burrow’s legendary 2019 season. But Burrow eventually found his place with LSU after failing to land a starting role at Ohio State, and the rest is history.

And Levis has some offensive weapons of his own, including Rodriguez and Nebraska transfer Wan’Dale Robinson. We’ll see if it’s enough to make Brando’s prediction come true.