Kentucky Wildcats quarterback Patrick Towles took to Instagram today and announced in a heartfelt post that he would transfer to another program for his fifth year of eligibility.
I would like to thank the University of Kentucky for giving me the opportunity to achieve my childhood dream of playing quarterback for the WildCats. The last four years have been ones that I will truly cherish for the rest of my life. Although I wish my time here in Lexington could have ended another way, I’m eternally grateful. I’ve decided to transfer to play my fifth year at another university. Thank you to Coach Stoops, Coach Dawson, Mitch Barnhart, my teammates, the Big Blue Nation and the entire Kentucky Athletics Department for allowing me to achieve my lifelong dream. I will truly bleed blue til the day I die.
A former four-star recruit, Towles threw for 5,099 yards and 24 touchdowns with the Wildcats, though he also threw 24 picks. He also managed 353 yards and 11 touchdowns on the ground.
Even though Kentucky benched him midway through this season, it’s great to see him leaving the program on good terms. Given his skillset, there’ll be at least one team looking to bring him aboard as a graduate transfer next season.