Kentucky QB Terry Wilson compares his game to Baylor Heisman winner Robert Griffin III
Kentucky could be primed for a big season in 2018, as the school returns 17 starters from last season’s squad — the most the program has ever registered on record.
The return of so much experience will be necessary to get off to a fast start, as the team travels to Gainesville in the second weekend of the season. While there will be plenty of veteran leadership on the Wildcat roster to start 2018, the most important position on the field will be manned by a fresh face.
That had to have been part of the allure for incoming junior college quarterback Terry Wilson when he decided to sign with Kentucky. Ranked as the No. 3 dual-threat junior college QB prospect in the nation by 247Sports Composite Rankings, Wilson is already on campus and training with his new UK teammates.
Wilson met with Kentucky media Tuesday to give his first public interview with the local media since joining the program. One of the first questions asked of the new Wildcat QB was about his game. When asked who he compared his game to, Wilson made an interesting comparison.
“I would say Robert Griffin at Baylor. That was my favorite quarterback during that time. I feel we have the same assets so that’s how I really model my game after,” Wilson said in a video uploaded by Curtis Burch.
Kentucky’s new quarterback was then asked how much of the playbook he has been given.
“They gave it to me, the full playbook,” Wilson answered. “How we do that is (we) go by sections, installs and you do that every day or every other day. They give me the film login and I can watch that at home if I need to.”
While no one will expect Wilson to win the Heisman Trophy next season, if he can deliver on some of the potential that Griffin possessed during his college career at Baylor, the Wildcats could have a very special season in 2018.