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Will Levis appears near top of Heisman Trophy odds

Adam Luckett04/20/22

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Spring ball is pretty much wrapped up throughout the college football landscape as April comes to an end. That means content season is here to prepare us for talking season. Kentucky redshirt senior quarterback Will Levis will be heavily involved this season.

FanDuel has released early odds for the 2022 Heisman Trophy, and the former Penn State transfer is near the top of the board as the college football season is still a full four months away. It’s never too early for a little bit of preseason hype.

  • C.J. Stroud (Ohio State): +200
  • Bryce Young (Alabama): +400
  • Caleb Williams (USC): +1200
  • DJ Uiagalelei (Clemson): +3000
  • Tyler Van Dyke (Miami): +3000
  • Jaxson Dart (Ole Miss): +3000
  • Quinn Ewers (Texas): +4000
  • Kedon Slovis (Pittsburgh): +4000
  • Dillon Gabriel (Oklahoma): +4000
  • Spencer Rattler (South Carolina): +5000
  • Bijan Robinson (Texas): +5000
  • Will Levis (Kentucky): +5000
  • Hendon Hooker (Tennessee): +6000
  • JT Daniels (West Virginia): +6000
  • Malik Cunningham (Louisville): +6000
  • Anthony Richardson (Florida): +6000
  • Sam Hartman (Wake Forest): +6000
  • Jaxon Smith-Njigba (Ohio State): +6000
  • Will Anderson (Alabama): +6000
  • Jahmyr Gibbs (Alabama): +6000
  • Braelon Allen (Wisconsin): +6000
  • Will Rogers (Mississippi State): +8000
  • TreVeyon Henderson (Ohio State): +8000
  • Bo Nix (Oregon): +8000
  • KJ Jefferson (Arkansas): +8000
  • Jayden Daniels (LSU): +8000
  • Max Johnson (Texas A&M): +8000
  • Phil Jurkovec (Boston College): +8000
  • Brennan Armstrong (Virginia): +8000
  • Cameron Rising (Utah): +8000
  • Spencer Sanders (Oklahoma State): +8000

Not surprisingly, C.J. Stroud and Bryce Young are both the heavy favorites. The two Southern California quarterbacks were in the same recruiting class along with DJ Uiagalelei. Both Stroud and Young are expected to be at the top of the 2023 NFL Draft boards. Meanwhile, the Clemson quarterback has some work to do after a very rough sophomore campaign.

After that, there are huge expectations for sophomore Caleb Williams as the Oklahoma transfer followed Lincoln Riley to USC. Then we begin to see players get clumped together after the big three at the top of the board.

Popularity was very big at 30/1 as part-time starter Tyler Van Dyke and USC transfer Jaxson Dart get some Heisman buzz playing for a brand name and a superstar head coach. Then a trio of quality transfers come in as Dillon Gabriel, Spencer Rattler, and Kedon Slovis are all looking for fresh starts.

Will Levis is right there with that group and comes in ahead of quarterbacks at Florida, Louisville, and Tennessee. After averaging eight yards per attempt on a 66 percent completion percentage with a rushing success rate of 65.9 percent, a clear next step under new offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello could lead to stardom for Levis.

These Heisman odds show that folks consider him to be one of the better quarterbacks in college football and a run at an elite season is not a crazy expectation.

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