WKU Football: Former Arkansas quarterback announces transfer to WKU

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The quarterback room at Western Kentucky just got more packed for next season.

On Wednesday, former Arkansas quarterback Ty Storey announced via his Instagram page that he will be taking his talents to the Hill and playing for the Hilltoppers as a graduate transfer next season.

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“We are excited to add Ty to our team,” Helton said. “His experience as a starting quarterback in the Southeastern Conference adds a veteran presence to our roster, and we are looking forward to continuing his development at the position this upcoming season.”

He redshirted during his first season in Fayetteville, but didn’t see much game time until his redshirt-junior year for the Razorbacks.

During the 2018-2019 season, Storey threw for 1,584 yards, 11 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions, starting the majority of Arkansas’ games.

Prior to joining the Razorbacks, Storey was a consensus four-star prospect by every major recruiting outlet, and he was ranked as the No. 6 pro-style quarterback in the nation by Rivals. Storey led Charleston High School to back-to-back perfect seasons and a pair of Arkansas 3A state championships as a junior and a senior. Those marked the second and third state championships for Storey who was also a freshman linebacker when Charleston won the state championship in 2011. He ended his career with 29 consecutive wins to go along with 12,856 passing yards and 154 touchdown passes, the third-best and second-best marks, respectively, in the state’s prep history.

Storey was named a 2015 Parade All-American First Team at quarterback and was a two-time winner for the Gatorade Arkansas Football Player of the Year award as well as Wendy’s high School Football Player of the Year for Arkansas. As a senior, Storey threw for 4,159 yards and 53 touchdowns on 294 of 447 passing while adding 724 rushing yards and 20 rushing touchdowns. His 73 total touchdowns are the fourth-most in a single season in state history.

Storey’s arrival means the competition for the starting quarterback job just got more intense, with the Hilltoppers already having redshirt-sophomore Davis Shanley, sophomore Kevaris Thomas, and redshirt-junior Steven Duncan.

QB1 will likely be decided after the conclusion of the spring camp, which begins on March 12.

Storey will have the opportunity to play against his former team next season, though, as the Hilltoppers are scheduled to play at Arkansas on Nov. 9.