Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel is reporting that Boston College quarterback Anthony Brown has committed to Oregon via graduate transfer
Sources: Graduate transfer quarterback Anthony Brown will choose Oregon for his final year of eligibility. He was a three-year starter at Boston College.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) April 1, 2020
He is immediately eligible as per the NCAA graduate transfer policy. He’s expected to compete with Tyler Shough for the starting job whenever college football is allowed to resume.
Brown would bring a wealth of experience as a backup to Shough if he loses the competition. He suffered two season ending injuries while at Chestnut Hill. For his career, he has thrown for 4,738 yards and 40 touchdowns along with 20 interceptions at a 54.9% completion percentage.
He’s a really good athlete that was hamstrung by the archaic Boston College offense and could be something of a role model to model incoming freshman Robby Ashford after. Joe Moorhead likes to run his quarterbacks so there’s that too.
The 6’1 210 dual threat signal caller was a three star recruit that was ranked as the 19th best recruit in the state of New Jersey, 23rd ranked dual threat, and 798th nationally.
He reportedly unofficially visited in March 2020 and was seen around campus before that via social media.
Oregon was reportedly in the race for since transferred to Georgia Jamie Newman so landing another QB isn’t a big surprise as they aren’t ready to put all their eggs in the Shough basket yet. It also makes sense to have a backup that is ready to play in case of injury as the guys behind Shough are rather inexperienced for a playoff contender.
Welcome to Eugene, Anthony!