FCS superstar Vernon Adams is coming to Oregon. He announced the news via Instagram and Twitter on Monday morning:
Oregon it is! First off, I want to thank God for this amazing opportunity. I want to thank all of… http://t.co/yMkAHNt1f2— Vernon Adams Jr. (@vadams_qb) February 9, 2015
Adams loved his visit to Eugene at the beginning of February and today made the move official. As a graduate transfer he will be eligible to play immediately.
Adams put up huge numbers in three years at Eastern Washington, throwing for 10,438 yards, 110 touchdowns and 31 interceptions, while helping EWU go 35-8 overall and 22-2 in the Big Sky. For the last two years, he has finished second in balloting for the Walter Payton award for the top player in the Football Championship Subdivision.
He's also performed well against Oregon's biggest rivals. In 2013, Adams led the Eagles to a 49-46 upset win at Oregon State; last year, he threw seven touchdown passes in a 59-52 loss at Washington.
Adams won't be given anything at Oregon, where every position is an open battle. Rising junior Jeff Lockie, who was Marcus Mariota's backup last year, four-star redshirt freshman Morgan Mahalak, and four-star true freshman Travis Waller will all be in the mix too.
As exciting as it is to think about Vernon Adams running Oregon's O, remember about this time last year Jake Coker was a Heisman contender.— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) February 9, 2015
That being said, Adams looks very impressive in his YouTube highlights and if nothing else will add valuable competition to a QB battle that could make or break the season.