When asked to identify the most improved Wildcat on offense, Terry Wilson names two players
With Benny Snell no longer roaming the sidelines in Lexington, the Kentucky offense is going to look much different this season. While the hype around Terry Wilson’s offseason progression is a story that’s well documented, the Kentucky quarterback can’t do it all on his own.
To get the most out of the team’s new-look offense, offensive coordinator Eddie Gran is going to have to utilize players that have yet to emerge on campus. When it comes to little-known players ready to burst on to the scene, Wilson mentioned a pair of players when asked for the offense’s breakout player during his recent media availability.
“I’m going to give you two. Firstly, Bryce Oliver and second, Kavosiey Smoke. Yeah. Kavosiey, he’s going to be a different back,” Wilson answered in a video uploaded to YouTube by Jeff Drummond. “The way he runs the ball, it’s crazy. His legs are huge and he can squat a lot, he’s definitely going to be one of those guys and Bryce Oliver, he took a huge step this summer just learning the playbook and making sure he’s working out really hard. He wants to throw all the time and he wants to make sure he’s working on his routes. I feel like he’s definitely going to make a huge, huge, huge jump this season.”
Those two players have a combined two appearances on the field in college, both came from Smoke last season, and head into their redshirt freshmen seasons eager to make a name for themselves on offense this season. Ironically enough, both players were three-star, out-of-state recruits (Smoke from Alabama and Oliver from Florida) but judging by what Wilson has seen this summer, if there are two new faces ready to burst on the scene in Lexington, it will be these two freshmen.