Will Levis set to take ‘next level’ steps in 2022


Elliott Hess


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Wildcats QB1 looking to continue to master UK’s ‘Pro Style’ attack

The talk and energy around Kentucky Football last week focused on “Pro Day,” with the next generation of NFL Cats looking to impress scouts who were present in Lexington among “the League” teams.

Ten players from last year’s team impressed representatives from all 32 NFL clubs. However, one of the leaders of the 2022 edition of the Kentucky football team, quarterback Will Levisbrings the kind of skills to his position that projects well to the next level.

Levis threw at some of his teammates getting ready for the next level on Pro Day, showing an affinity for connecting with talented road runners, elite arm talents and getting the opportunity to see firsthand. how the tastes of Wan’ Dale Robinson audition for NFL scouts.

“He’s got everything they’re looking for to be a high pick,” Stoops said. “To be a franchise quarterback. The sky’s the limit for him there.”

“But again, you can’t get ahead of yourself. He’s here to improve. He aspires to do great things and he will, but it’s one day at a time. I really like what I see of him just trying to be better every day.”

Levis’ coach certainly knows his QB has the potential to succeed in the NFL, but the attitude Levis brings to his role while still here at the University of Kentucky is even more encouraging for the coach. -chief. mark stoops.

“Take it one day at a time,” Levis said. “Even with the Spring Game, consider it a day to improve yourself, even though there’s all this hype and the fans will be there. We just want to make the most of all the opportunities we have.”

The UK signal caller enters 2022 poised to build on a productive and successful first season in the UK. A year ago after his transfer, Levis helped the Wildcats to 10 wins, capped by the title of “MVP” of the annual Governor’s Cup rivalry game against Louisville before designing a clutch to win the Vrbo. Citrus Bowl on New Years Day.

Having earned the respect of his team, and frankly much of the college football world, with a successful first season at Lexington, Levis will be tasked with even more responsibility with one season under his belt, plus a full offseason at Kentucky.

“The leadership qualities he has, people are drawn to him, he has real leadership ability, which is extremely important to being a franchise quarterback,” Stoops said. “He’s also very smart. He’s smart in class, but also on the football pitch, and he works there. He wants to be great and likes to put in the time, so he has all the intangibles.”

Blessed with unlimited talent, expert intelligence and a proven performance against Southeastern Conference defenses while executing a pro-style offense, the Wildcats QB1 energized the Big Blue Nation with the prospect of another exciting season at Kroger Field this fall, which hopefully could lead to an even longer professional career.

Having flourished under the leadership of Liam Coen (now offensive coordinator for the Super Bowl champions LA Rams) in “Year One” in the UK, Levis spent the spring working with a new offensive coordinator Rich Scangarellowho joined the San Francisco 49ers team and maintains the United Kingdom’s “NFL-like” attack thanks to the training tree of Sean McVay and Mike and Kyle Shanahan.

The Wildcats’ new OC brings continuity to the system and proven expertise at the sport’s highest level to a QB who will expect to take the next step in his development to prove himself as an elite prospect.

For Levis, leading the offense shared by many of the top teams playing Sunday will prepare him well for what more and more pundits are predicting could be a long NFL career.

And for Big Blue Nation, the Kentucky 2022 football team and its quarterback all the same, the most successful Will Levis that is to say, everyone will be better off.


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