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Kentucky Lands Former Five-Star Transfer Quarterback from Georgia

Brock Vandagriff
Kentucky Football. Photo via Matthew Mueller/Kentucky Athletics.

Kentucky football is going down the transfer quarterback route for a second straight year.

Former Georgia quarterback Brock Vandagriff announced on Wednesday morning that he will be transferring to the University of Kentucky. Vandagriff was a four-star prospect according to 247 Sports and a five-star prospect according to On3 Sports in the class of 2021 recruiting cycle. 247 Sports Composite had Vandagriff ranked as a five-star prospect, the No. 17 player in the class, the No. 4 quarterback in the class, and the No. 342 recruit of “all time”.

Vandagriff was only ranked behind quarterback Quinn Ewers (in the playoffs), quarterback Caleb Williams (Heisman winner), and quarterback Sam Huard in the class.

“Ready to get to work,” Vandagriff tweeted out with a picture of himself in a Kentucky uniform via Hayes Fawcett.

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Brock Vandagriff has been with the Georgia football program for the last three seasons.

The Bogart, Georgia, native saw very limited action in two games during his freshman season in 2021. Vandagriff barely saw the field during his second season in 2022 with reps in three games throughout the season. His third season in Georgia was the most productive of his years in Athens after completing 12 passes for 165 yards and two touchdowns during eight games in 2023.

Vandagriff completed five of seven passes for 46 yards and one touchdown in a clean-up role against Kentucky in Athens this past season. The redshirt sophomore quarterback also found a few snaps against Tennessee in a clean-up role but did not record any passing statistics.

Vandagriff’s role in Athens seemed to have been diminishing with former quarterback Stetson Bennett at the helm for his first two years and Carson Beck winning the starting job this past season. The Bulldogs also have a commitment from quarterback Dylan Raiola in the 2024 class, who is ranked as a five-star prospect, the No. 2 player in the country, and the No. 1 quarterback in the class.

Kentucky brought in transfer quarterback Devin Leary for his sixth and final year this past season from NC State in the transfer portal. Leary led Kentucky to a 7-5, 3-5 SEC record in his lone season in Lexington with losses to Tennessee, South Carolina, and Georgia and wins over Florida, Vanderbilt, and Louisville.

Other notable outgoing SEC transfer quarterbacks include Kentucky backup Kaiya Sheron, Kentucky backup Destin Wade, Florida backup Max Brown, Vanderbilt QBs AJ Swann and Ken Seals, Texas A&M quarterback Max Johnson (North Carolina), and Mississippi State quarterback Will Rogers.

For a look into Tennessee’s outgoing transfer portal players, check out RTI’s U.T. portal tracker here.

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