Class of 2027 QB Jameson Purcell talks about Kentucky’s offer

After news of Liam Coen’s departure broke, the Kentucky Wildcats are still offering plenty of new additions on the offensive side, like they recently offered Class of 2027 quarterback Jameson Purcell.

Purcell is a 6-foot-2 quarterback from Park Ridge, Illinois. He received further offers from Louisville, New Mexico State, Auburn and WKU, among others.

How Purcell felt after being offered from Kentucky.

“It felt great to get an offer from an SEC school like Kentucky,” Purcell tells A Sea of ​​Blue. “I felt so honored and excited! They have a great coaching staff, phenomenal facilities and an outstanding program.”

When asked what he would like to see in the next offensive coordinator if selected following Coen’s departure.

“I would like to see a pro-style offense and a spread offense,” Purcell said. “They can attack down the field, establish the run and use intermediate throws.”

After Coen’s departure, Purcell’s main recruiter at Kentucky has been Vince Marrow.

“Coach Marrow was a big part of my visits there,” Purcell tells us. “He was very welcoming and just told me how great Kentucky is and that my future is bright.”

Another big key that could help Purcell’s recruitment at Kentucky is the recent success of Will Levis, who was drafted and is just finishing his rookie season with the Tennessee Titans.

“Kentucky has obviously done a great job preparing Will for the NFL and that will certainly play a role in my decision-making process,” Purcell said. “It shows that Kentucky is a strong program that takes its players seriously and can develop and prepare young athletes, especially quarterbacks, for the next level.”

Even though Purcell is only a freshman, he believes he can both run and pass as a quarterback when needed.

“I’m a playmaker and feel confident both passing and running,” Purcell said. “I can push the ball vertically and process plays quickly.

Since he’s only a freshman, no schools are currently running since it’s so early in his recruiting process. However, he mentioned that he visited Miami, Louisville and Kentucky, but also hopes to visit LSU and a few others during his recruiting process for the 7 vs. 7 season.

As for the visit for him, he really enjoyed his time in Lexington.

“The visit went great,” says Purcell. “We basically saw everything, football facility, stadium and campus. I thought everything was really nice and new. My dad and I also drove through Lexington and were both impressed. The conversation on the tour went great. We touched on just about everything – football, culture, eight straight bowl games, campus life, academic support, internships, jobs.”


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