Devin Leary Transfers To Kentucky
Updated: Dec 22, 2022
The Kentucky Wildcats have been hitting the transfer portal hard this year and with National Signing Day coming up, Mark Stoops and company have their quarterback. Per Matt Zenitz at on3 Sports, Devin Leary has committed to transferring to the University of Kentucky for his final season of eligibility. Leary is a 6'2" 4-Star transfer from North Carolina State University. Leary is from Sicklerville, New Jersey, where he played high school football for Timber Creek High School.
Coming out of high school Leary was ranked 372nd in the nation and the eighth-best player in the entire state of New Jersey for the Class of 2018. Leary had offers from many schools such as NC State, Baylor, Iowa, Pittsburg, Syracuse and many others.
In Leary's four seasons with North Carolina State, the quarterback has completed 568 of his 944 passing attempts and has thrown for an outstanding 62 touchdowns in his career. Leary also has five rushing touchdowns under his belt, as well.
With all the uncertainty of who Kentucky's quarterback will be next season, after Will Levis officially announced that he would be going to the NFL Draft, the coaching staff honed their sights in on the veteran ACC quarterback. If Liam Coen is indeed Kentucky's Offensive Coordinator going forward, you have to think that he had a lot of say so in this pick for the quarterback spot.
The reason I say that is because Leary has a lot of qualities that mimic those of Will Levis. He is calm and collected in the pocket, but can bust out and pick up some yards on the run if needed. His arm strength is also something that offensive coordinators dream of and, with a wide receiver group like Kentucky has with Key, Barion Brown, Crowdus, Anthony Brown, Porter, and many others, next year could definitely be exciting for Kentucky Football fans.