Updated: Sep 1, 2021
It was no secret going into the Fall camp that Kentucky had found their quarterback, Will Levis. On August 15th, head coach Mark Stoops met with media to discuss:
"I did inform them that we are naming Will (Levis) the starting quarterback and that we are gonna move on and rotate the other two."
The news came as expected, but took a turn soon after.
"After I met with the three quarterbacks and we had the discussion for some time, I wanted to talk to Joey privately, and I did that and visited with Joey and told him how much I appreciated how hard he'd worked, and I know he's been through this before so I knew it would be especially tough, not what he wanted to hear", Stoops said on the conversation between he and Gatewood.
"(We) had a good talk and he handled it completely professional and really appreciate him and at that point he did inform me that he thought it would be in his best interest to enter his name into the portal."
Today's news is that it looks like Joey Gatewood has found his home:
Joey Gatewood's tenure at Kentucky was short lived. Gatewood threw for only 109 yards and went 17 of 35 in a total of 6 games. After losing the starting job to Bo Nix at Auburn, there was plenty of hype surrounding Joey Gatewood at Kentucky, some even comparing him to legendary Heisman winner Cam Newton.
Gatewood is going to UCF to play for former Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn and former Kentucky quarterbacks coach Darin Hinshaw. Gatewood is also from Jacksonville, which is only a 2 hour commute from his new school. Gatewood will likely have to sit out for a year as this is his second transfer. We at Cats Coverage would like to thank Joey Gatewood for suiting up in the blue and white and will be following him closely as he furthers his career.