Per Kevin Wade of DuckTerritory, wide receiver Brenden Schooler has elected to enter the transfer portal.
Sources: Oregon WR Brenden Schooler enters transfer Portal https://t.co/FxsReDHZVY— Kevin Wade (@KwadeSays) October 22, 2019
Schooler is classified as an academic senior that hasn’t utilized his redshirt so he is eligible to take one this season due to the new redshirt rules. He has played in three games after returning from the broken foot that he suffered in fall camp.
He was a safety prior to making the change to receiver during the 2017 season full time. As a defensive back, he recorded 89 tackles, one tackle for loss, and 0.5 sacks along with four interceptions. As a receiver, he is credited with 43 career receptions for 521 yards and four touchdowns. Upon his return from injury, he has logged just two receptions for 44 yards, being used primarily as a blocker.
Schooler going into the portal isn’t the end of his Ducks career, just as a measure to help him evaluate his worth on the open market just like the NBA draft process where a player can pull out of the process at any time before a certain date.
Any player that enters portal can pull out of it but it is the coaching staff’s discretion to consider whether or not his or her scholarship is forfeit or reinstated.
The most notable name since the new rule change to do what Schooler is doing is Houston QB D’Eriq King, although King is currently undecided on whether to stay or leave the program. The notable name that departed his previous program is Clemson QB turned Missouri QB Kelly Bryant who famously left the Clemson program after Trevor Lawrence earned the job.
Schooler is the third Duck to leave the program via transfer, joining kicker Adam Stack and DB Khalef Hailassie.
We wish Brenden well in his future endeavors.