Former Penn State QB Will Levis announces transfer to SEC program
Kentucky’s quarterback situation was already going to be intriguing in 2021, and now the Wildcats will have another twist to the offense.
Former Penn State QB Will Levis announced on Friday he would transfer to Kentucky in an announcement on social media. Levis will be in an offense run by new offensive coordinator Liam Coen, who previously was an offensive assistant with the Los Angeles Rams.
Levis started one game last season, against Iowa, and overall played in six games for Penn State. The 6-foot-3, 222-pound Levis, who is from Madison, Connecticut, relieved Sean Clifford at Nebraska in the season’s fourth game and completed 14 of 31 passes for 219 yards in a 30-23 loss. He started the next week against Iowa, but was lifted in favor of Clifford in the third quarter after he lost two fumbles, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
Levis has running ability, and that’s largely how he was used down the stretch, with 47 carries and eight passes. For the season, he rushed for 260 yards and three touchdowns, and completed 60 percent of his passes for 421 yards and one TD.
Levis, who just completed his redshirt sophomore season, will have three years of eligibility. He is a graduate student after he finished his degree in finance.
Levis will compete with Joey Gatewood and Beau Allen for the quarterback job at Kentucky.
2 Chronicles 15:7 Let’s go Big Blue Nation! #BBN @UKCoachStoops @LiamCoen pic.twitter.com/n3u8GvUE5u
— Will Levis (@will_levis) February 5, 2021
Excited for the future. #WeAre 💙 pic.twitter.com/m2KCtV1vZu
— Will Levis (@will_levis) January 28, 2021