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Kentucky Names Drew Barker Starting Quarterback After Spring Football

Drew Barker joined Kentucky football with plenty of fanfare. The former four-star recruit was the top player in the state of Kentucky, and one of the top quarterbacks in the class of 2014. Keeping him home was a coup for head coach Mark Stoops, and now he is the favorite to be under center when the Wildcats hit the field in 2016. After Kentucky's spring football wrapped up, Barker was told that he is the starter heading into summer.

">@UKCoachStoops announces Drew Barker is UK's starting quarterback at his post-#BlueWhite press conference.

— Kentucky Athletics (@UKAthletics)

.@UKCoachStoops announces Drew Barker is UK's starting quarterback at his post-#BlueWhite press conference.

— Kentucky Athletics (@UKAthletics) April 16, 2016

">April 16, 2016

Barker made some impressive throws during Saturday's spring game.

">@UKFootball Drew Barker has 2 TD passes including this one to Timmons pic.twitter.com/KhEaCdUdRV

— KYwildcatsTV (@KYwildcatsTV)

The Blue leads the White 17-13 at half of the @UKFootball Drew Barker has 2 TD passes including this one to Timmons pic.twitter.com/KhEaCdUdRV

— KYwildcatsTV (@KYwildcatsTV) April 16, 2016

">April 16, 2016

Barker made five appearances last season, completing 35-of-70 passes for 364 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions.