Kentucky QB reportedly enters NCAA transfer portal
Quarterback depth was an issue for Kentucky this season. And now, the Wildcats are losing one for next year.
Redshirt sophomore quarterback Walker Wood has entered the NCAA transfer portal, according to Josh Edwards of CBS Sports. That means coaches from other programs are now allowed to contact Wood about potentially transferring to their program.
Wood played in only two games for Kentucky this season. He threw a seven-yard pass against Vanderbilt on Nov. 16, then went 1-for-2 for eight yards vs. UT Martin the next week.
Throughout his career, Wood has been hampered by injuries. He had knee surgery late in his career at Lafayette High School in Lexington, then had two shoulder surgeries during his time at Kentucky.
A fresh start could be what Wood needs to get an opportunity to prove himself at the college level.
Even when Wood was healthy this season, the Wildcats opted to stick with Lynn Bowden, a wide receiver, at quarterback. With Bowden leading the offense for most of the year, Kentucky went 7-5 and earned a berth in the Belk Bowl on Dec. 31.
While Wood appears to be moving on, the Wildcats will finish their year by facing Virginia Tech in the Belk Bowl.