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Kentucky Freshman Towles Ready

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Freshman QB Patrick Towles

Kentucky freshman quarterback Patrick Towles is ready to help out the struggling wildcats according to his father. Towles, Kentucky’s prized recruit of the Class of 2012 is very eager and wants to play. Coach Joker Phillips said at the beginning of the season that he would like to play Towles right away, but then told media after the second game of the season that he planned to redshirt the star recruit and let sophomore Maxwell Smith take the job.

Reports this past weekend said Towles was considering transferring. Towles father, Terry said Sunday that they have not talked about the possibility of transferring at all to this point. Terry also mentioned that Patrick wants to contribute to Kentucky right away and he is frustrating that he cannot do so. Towles did however tweet this over the weekend, “I dont want to play for anyone but The University of Kentucky… #BBN”.

Towles was a standout senior at Highlands High School last year, throwing for 3,820 yards, rushing for 589, and scoring a grand total of 57 touchdowns with just a lone interception. Those stats earned him the title of Mr. Football in the state of Kentucky along with being rated a four star recruit, and a spot as a top ten quarterback in his class.

The Wildcats could use the help of Towles, as their struggling offense takes on South Carolina this Saturday. Terry Towles said, “Patrick has always been about one thing, and that’s winning, winning now.” Joker Phillips can always lift the redshirt and decide to play Towles at any point in the season, but at this juncture he will have to evaluate his team and see if the decision to play Towles is the right one.

Towles is ready to play now, but the decision is up to the coaching staff at the university. Towles has admitted that he doesn’t care about only playing a fraction of a year which would cut into his eligibility, he just wants the chance to play and he wants it to come sooner than later. Coach Joker Phillips sure would like to hang on to his star recruit, but if the Wildcats struggles continue and Towles doesn’t play, the freshman will be faced with a decision at the end of the current season.

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