Kentucky quarterback Will Levis has declared for the 2023 NFL Draft and will skip the Wildcats' upcoming Music City Bowl appearance against Iowa, the senior announced on his Twitter account. Levis technically has one season of collegiate eligibility remaining but is considered a likely first-round pick in the draft after two years as the Wildcats' starting quarterback.

Levis previously revealed in a Twitter Spaces chat with UK Blue Chips that he intended to enter the draft, though he was uncertain at the time whether he would play in the bowl game. The Wildcats finished the 2022 regular season 7-5 with Levis as their primary quarterback. The Penn State transfer completed 185 of 283 passes for 2,406 yards with 19 touchdowns and 10 interceptions this season while playing through injuries. 

A former three-star prospect, Levis spent the first three seasons of his college career playing sparingly at Penn State. He redshirted as a true freshman in 2018 and played primarily as a backup over the following two seasons before transferring to Kentucky after the 2020 season. He immediately earned the starting job and completed 66% of his passes for 2,826 yards with 24 touchdowns and 13 interceptions while leading the Wildcats to a 10-3 mark in 2021.