Gunnar Hoak grew up in Dublin, Ohio.

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He was a Buckeye fan growing up, as one would expect. However, when the QB prospect was coming out of high school, Ohio State didn’t offer him a scholarship. Kentucky did, though, and that’s where Hoak went.

Hoak appeared in just five games over his three years at Kentucky before he graduated and started looking at master’s degree programs elsewhere. He then entered the transfer portal on April 23, and by April 27, he was officially a Buckeye.

Hoak met with the media for the first time on Sunday, and he spoke about why he ended up going with his childhood favorite team: