Before Kentucky basketball fell short of victory once again in Rupp Arena on Tuesday night, the university released that the football team had officially added Penn State quarterback Will Levis and Michigan State wide receiver Tre’Von Morgan as transfers.
Levis is set to graduate from Penn State in May, after which he will come to Lexington and have three years left of eligibility. Morgan’s case is a little bit trickier, as he right now would have to sit out of the 2021 season unless the NCAA passes proposed legislation to allow players to transfer once without having to be sidelined. Even if the wideout is deemed to sit out, he still has four years left of eligibility.
Will Levis, a 6-foot-3, 222-pound quarterback, comes to Kentucky after three seasons at Penn State. In 15 career games, he completed 61-of-102 passes (59.8) for 644 yards and three scores, with just two interceptions. Often used as a running quarterback, he also had 133 carries for 473 yards and six touchdowns. His 473 career rushing yards rank 10th all-time by a Penn State quarterback.
“Will is a big quarterback who combines a strong arm and good mobility,” UK Head Coach Mark Stoops said. “He’s also had the benefit of significant game experience over the last two seasons and we’re glad to have him join us.”
Tre’Von Morgan does not yet have the experience that Levis currently possessed, but comes in highly recruited. A native of Massillon, Ohio, he was ranked as the No. 1 wide receiver in the state of Ohio by Rivals.com and ESPN.com coming out of Massillon Washington High School in 2018. He also was listed among the top wide receivers in the nation by Rivals.com (No. 44) and 247Sports (No. 73) and ranked one of the best overall prospects in Ohio by Rivals.com (No. 9), 247Sports (No. 23) and ESPN.com (No. 27).
“Tall, physical receivers are a huge asset, so we’re excited about adding Tre’Von to the team,” Mark Stoops said. “He’s versatile, has outstanding physical presence and great playmaking ability.”
As Kentucky learned in 2019, their is never too many options at quarterback, and combine that with a wideout room that has not been consistent, and you have two very big additions to the offense now to be ran by Liam Coen.