Kentucky landed its SEC-leading 16th verbal commitment Sunday as three-star quarterback Gunnar Hoak chose the Wildcats.

At 6-foot-4 and 190 pounds, Hoak, a Dublin, Ohio prospect, is the team’s lowest-rated member of the 2016 class. But Hoak could be one of the most important, considering UK exited spring with two healthy scholarship quarterbacks.

West Virginia, Duke and Indiana also showed interest in Hoak, but the Wildcats represented his first power-conference scholarship offer.

Four-star quarterback Austin Kendall, a UK target, announced his commitment to Oklahoma a few weeks ago, and four-star quarterback Messiah deWeaver, another UK target, is expected to announce a commitment to Michigan State on Wednesday.

Reese Phillips missed all of spring practice with an Achilles injury, while Patrick Towles and Drew Barker are competing for the starting job. The team did not sign a scholarship quarterback within its 2016 class.