Former Kentucky quarterback Patrick Towles announced Friday that he will be taking his talents to Chestnut Hill next season.
Just three weeks ago, Towles revealed his intentions to leave Lexington and made his decision to come to Boston College official on social media:
Last season, the redshirt junior threw for 2,148 yards, nine touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 10 games. Before starting 22 of Kentucky's last 24 games and ranking sixth in the school's history in passing yards. , Towles was benched with two games left in the season in favor of redshirt freshman Drew Barker.
Towles is expected to graduate with a degree in political science this month. Boston College have not confirmed the addition to the roster, but Towles should be eligible to play during the spring semester.
Despite having the top defense statistically in the country, the Eagles only managed a 3-9 record due in large part to their offense. The Eagles ranked fourth-to-last in passing yards per game and seventh-to-last in offensive points per game in the FBS.
Darius Wade was the Opening Day starter, but went with a season-ending ankle injury in the fourth game of the fall. Following the sophmore's injury, the Eagles cycled through three freshmen quarterbacks during their final nine games. The Eagles didn't score more than 17 points during that stretch, only winning once.
Towles will be following in Murphy's footsteps, as Addazio was able to lure Murphy to Boston College from Florida following the 2014 season. Murphy was signed to the Pittsburgh Steelers in May after going undrafted.