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Will Levis Explains His Decision On Returning To Kentucky

Updated: Jul 21, 2022

After spending one season at Kentucky after deciding to hit the transfer portal and leaving Penn State, Will Levis went on to earn the starting job and complete the whole season as QB1, leading his team to a 10-win season and a Citrus Bowl trophy.

In his 13 games, he completed 233 of 353 passes for 2,827 yards and 24 touchdowns while rushing for 376 yards and nine (rushing) touchdowns. His 24 touchdown passes were the most since Andre’ Woodson had 40 in 2007. He racked up 3,202 yards of total offense, the seventh player in school history to reach 3,000 yards of total offense in one season. A remarkable debut to the city of Lexington as well as the SEC, yet, it still wasn't quite at where he wanted his game to be at before hitting the next level. Will Levis decided to come back to Kentucky to embark on another season playing for Mark Stoops and training with new offensive coordinator, Rich Scangarello.

At SEC Media Days in Atlanta this summer, Will was asked to detail that process and to explain why he made that decision. "I didn't really pay attention to kind of what scouts were really saying until after the season, to be honest, with the kind of season that I had I didn't think it was going to be hard decision at all I thought I was going to come back and play another year. But, after talking to some people and doing my due dilligance, it was something that I had to think a little harder about than I would have anticipated, but, for me it was pretty easy because I know that I can get so much better as a player at this level before I take that next step and I want to make sure that when I do take that next step I am as prepared as possible. I knew that I had alot of things I needed to get better at and getting more experience and having another year starting under my belt would help me for that. That's really what it came down to, regardless of the projections or where I was going to go, I want to make sure that I am in the best position on a personal performance level before I take it professionally."

After reaching 10-wins last season, Will Levis says he and his team have their minds set on nothing less than reaching the SEC Championship in Atlanta this December.


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