Stoops names Towles starting quarterback

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Lexington, Ky. The speculation is over. UK Coach Mark Stoops announcing on his twitter account this morning before the start of practice, Ft. Thomas Highlands sophomore Patrick Towles is the Wildcats starting quarterback.

“After thorough evaluation and a hard fought competition, we are naming Patrick Towles as our starting quarterback. This competition has brought out the best in our quarterbacks and I'm confident in Patrick moving our team forward.”

Towles had been battling the highly touted freshman Drew Barker along with returnees Reese Phillips and Maxwell Smith. Towles was named Mr. Football in the state after leading the Bluebirds to three straight state championships.

Stoops is expected to talk more about the decision after the morning practice and we'll the latest on WKYT and

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