Kentucky QB Nik Scalzo enters the NCAA transfer portal
Kentucky’s offense projects to look completely different in 2021 following Mark Stoops’ decision to fire offensive coordinator Eddie Gran and quarterbacks coach Darin Hinshaw immediately following the end of the regular season.
In their place enters former Los Angeles Rams assistant coach Liam Coen, who will serve in both roles next season for the Wildcats, with an eye on modernizing Kentucky’s passing attack that has struggled to show any signs of life in recent seasons.
Not long after Kentucky’s 23-21 win over N.C. State in the Gator Bowl, starting quarterback Terry Wilson announced his decision to enter the NCAA transfer portal with an eye toward finishing his college career elsewhere.
Now it appears the Wildcats will be losing another quarterback this offseason as freshman Nik Scalzo has also entered the transfer portal. This news was first reported by Matt Zenitz of AL.com.
Before arriving at Kentucky, Scalzo was featured on the reality series QB1: Beyond The Lights, which annually features rising high school seniors during their final season at the prep level.
Unfortunately for Scalzo, he suffered a torn ACL during his first fall camp in Lexington, resulting in a lost 2019 season. Last season, Scalzo served exclusively as a reserve quarterback option and did not see the field for the Wildcats.