Former Penn State quarterback Will Levis has found his next home.
The sophomore announced Friday that he as committed to the University of Kentucky.
— Will Levis (@will_levis) February 5, 2021
Levis started two games for Penn State in his career, in which he has thrown for 644 yards and run for 473, accounting for nine touchdowns.
He has been strongly linked to Kentucky for a week or so, and it will be an interesting summer for him. The Wildcats starting quarterback job is wide open, with most presuming the bulk of the snaps this spring would go to either junior Joey Gatewood or redshirt freshman Beau Allen.
It’s likely they still will, but Levis pushes this battle into the summer, for sure. He won’t be enrolling at Kentucky until after he completes his degree at Penn State this spring.
So, this is probably as good an opportunity as you’re going to find if you’re Will Levis to secure a long-term starting spot in a Power 5 conference. It’s also somewhat of a gamble, because what if he doesn’t secure that spot? He’s competing with a junior and a redshirt freshman who will have a three-month head start with a new offensive coordinator and a spring practice to impress him.
So, not a slam dunk for Levis. But with what Kentucky does on offense, this might be a better fit for him than Penn State was going to be.
Donnie Collins has been a member of The Times-Tribune sports staff for nearly 20 years and has been the Penn State football beat writer for Times-Shamrock Newspapers since 2004. The Penn State Football Blog covers Nittany Lions, Big Ten and big-time college football news from Beaver Stadium to the practice field, the bowl game to National Letter of Intent Signing Day. Contact: [email protected]; 570-348-9100 x5368; @DonnieCollinsTT