2016 Kentucky Football Signee - Gunnar Hoak
Gunnar Hoak, Quarterback, 6-4, 190, Fr.-HS, Dublin, Ohio (Dublin Coffman) – Tabbed by ESPN.com as a four-star prospect, ranking No. 14 among quarterbacks nationally and No. 12 among prospects in Ohio … All-Central District Division I special mention as a senior ... A three-star prospect by Rivals.com … Ranked by 247sports.com as a three-star prospect, as the No. 37 pro-style quarterback in the nation and as the 36th best prospect in Ohio … Had 1,798 yards through the air and 14 touchdowns with only six interceptions during his senior season ... Was named Central District Player of the Year as a junior … Threw for 2,584 yards with 30 touchdowns and just three interceptions as a junior, leading the Shamrocks to an 11-1 record … Coached by Mark Crabtree at Dublin Coffman, which has produced seven Division I quarterbacks since 2003 … Crabtree says, “He's very intelligent about the game of football. He's got a very good arm, has a lot of nice touch and can throw all the various throws. The exciting thing is he's only going to get better, too.” … Choose UK over Bowling Green, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Kent State, Syracuse and Toledo.
Personal: Born in Columbus, Ohio ... Son of Frank and Holly Hoak … Major is undecided.
Coach Stoops on Hoak: “We’ve very excited to have Gunnar in our program. He has the mental ability and the technique a quarterback needs. He has a great throwing motion, great feet and he throws the ball on target. He has been a leader on a very good high school football program and it’s great to have him in here mid-year to begin learning the offense.”