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Will Levis is a blue-chip quarterback playing in blue for the Kentucky Wildcats. Just announced as the starting quarterback for Kentucky’s week 1 clash against LA-Monroe, Levis appears to be on top of the world for some fans. However, Levis’ ride to the top wasn’t as smooth as many may think.
Will grew up in an athletic family, his mother was an All-American soccer superstar at Yale and his great-grandfather won a National Championship with Colgate.
“I learned a lot from my family,” said Levis, “I was never forced into playing football, it was just something I naturally gravitated to. My grandfather on my mom’s side coached at Yale and he always lived right next door to me growing up so he was a great resource for me to learn from.”
Levis learned a lot from his family and it paid off on the football field. The three start recruit from Connecticut got recruited to play for Penn State, and as a Penn State fan growing up, it was the perfect fit.
“Coming from Connecticut not a lot of kids get highly recruited from there - which is natural because it hasn’t been a hotspot for college recruiting in the past. I had to work hard and work my way up to get noticed,” said Levis about his recruiting process.
Committing to Penn State was a dream, and once he got there he made sure he can contribute to the program as much as he possibly can.
The dual-threat QB ran for 6 total touchdowns combined in the 2019 and 2020 seasons. However, Levis never got the chance to start.
Although Levis was a fan of Penn State growing up and loved the atmosphere of the White Out Games, he knew that it was in his best interest to enter the transfer portal and find a starting job elsewhere.
So, that’s exactly what Levis did.
After impressing in his few snaps at Penn State, Levis was heavily sought after. Many programs wanted the kid with a cannon for an arm and the ability to get it done on the ground.
They also wanted Levis due to his stellar academics. Levis graduated from Penn State in only three years.
After careful consideration, Levis chose the University of Kentucky.
Levis talked about his time with the Wildcats so far, stating, “It’s been great, they’ve been very welcoming to me. I’ve been working really hard and focusing on football and I’ve decided to do a master's program for business.”
Levis, who was recently announced the starting QB for Kentucky’s Week 1 game against LA-Monroe will show the world what he’s capable of today at noon.
Kentucky fans, it’s Will Levis time.
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