Back in December, quarterback Devin Leary transferred from NC State to Kentucky.
With former Kentucky signal-caller Will Levis now officially declared for the 2023 NFL Draft, Leary, who was one of the most prominent names in the Transfer Portal, now has the chance to take over and be the next star under center for the Wildcats.
Leary also received interest from Auburn, Notre Dame, and South Carolina, among others.
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In a recent interview with Adam Breneman on his “Next Up” podcast, Leary admitted that “the biggest thing with NIL is making sure there are opportunities there.”
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“Obviously, being the quarterback of a university, you’d want to know how you can showcase your name, image and likeness and profit off what you’ve accomplished so far,” Leary explained to Breneman. “Now entering into a new school, you want to make sure those same opportunities are there.”
Leary said “just about every school” he was talking to had opportunities for NIL.
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“The main thing is creating the right balance for NIL opportunities, as well as style of play and fitting into the right system,” he said.
Last season, Leary played in only six games for NC State. He threw for 1,265 yards with 11 touchdowns and only four interceptions. He led the Wolfpack to victories over Texas Tech, UConn, and Florida State.
It will only be a matter of when NIL deals materialize for Leary at Kentucky.