But it doesn’t mean the former Arkansas quarterback won’t have a chance to play at least one game at Reynolds-Razorback Stadium in 2019.
As fate would have it, the Hilltoppers travel to Fayetteville on Nov. 9 to play the Razorbacks.
Storey threw for 1,584 yards and 11 touchdowns last season while completing 57.2 percent of passes. He garnered a 116.9 quarterback rating.
Before 2018, which turned out to be a disastrous 2-10 season for first-year coach Chad Morris, Storey appeared in just four games the previous two seasons, completing just one pass for three yards.
Storey helped lead Charleston to back-to-back state championships in 2013-14. His 2014 team beat Smackovere, 33-26, in one of the more storied state championship games in Arkansas High School football history.
As a senior, Storey threw for 4,159 yards and 53 touchdowns. He finished his career with 12,860 passing yards and 154 touchdown passes.
He also ran for 1,235 career yards and 33 touchdowns, including 20 rushing scores as a junior.
Western Kentucky started three different quarterbacks and played four last season under former head coach Mike Sanford. Tyson Helton took over as head coach in November.
Storey told the Louisville Courier-Journal newspaper he plans to enroll March 18 for the second spring-semester bi-term.
The Hilltoppers begin spring practice March 12. He would be eligible by March 19.
WKU opens the 2019 season Aug. 31 against Central Arkansas.
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Arkansas quarterback Ty Storey, right, carries to inside the 5 yard line before being stopped by Eastern Illinois’ Iziah Gulley on Sept. 1 in Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Storey has announced that he will transfer to Western Kentucky.