Adams to Visit Oregon

The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.) is reporting on Wednesday that Eastern Washington University star quarterback Vernon Adams, Jr. will visit the University of Oregon in Eugene this weekend and has received a scholarship offer from the Ducks. Adams is scheduled to graduate from Eastern Washington this spring and could transfer to Oregon to attend graduate school.

In a story from The Spokesman-Review, Vernon Adams indicated that he has spoken to Oregon and that the Ducks told him "a lot of things" he wanted to hear.

"I’m not saying I’m leaving Eastern, but I’m just going to check it out and see what they have to say,” Adams told Jim Allen of The Spokesman-Review of his trip to Eugene this weekend.

Adams will have one year of eligibility remaining after graduating. The NCAA allows such transfers to another school if the university the player presently attends does not offer an advanced degree in the area of studies the student-athlete desires to pursue. The best known example of a player transferring to another program is Russell Wilson, who transferred from North Carolina State to Wisconsin for his final year of eligibility. Wisconsin, led by Wilson went on to the Rose Bowl in 2012 but lost to Oregon, 45-38. Wilson, now is the starting quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks and will play this Sunday in Super Bowl XLIX against New England.

While at EWU, Adams has virtually re-written the record books for the school and the Big Sky Conference including beating Oregon State, 49-46 in 2013 and nearly accomplishing another victory over Washington, falling short 59-52 at Husky Stadium in Seattle. In the Husky game, Adams threw seven touchdowns and led the Eagles to amassing 573 yards including 475 yards passing.

Known as a duel-threat quarterback, Adams averaged 348.3 yards per game, throwing 35 touchdown passes while being intercepted eight times. He also ran for an average of 28.5 ypg and crossed the goal line six times.

Standing 6-0 and weighing 200 pounds, Adams is from Pasadena, Calif., where he attended Alemany HS, graduating in 2011. For a complete biography of Adams playing career including an impressive list of honors and awards, please click HERE.

Oregon is wrapping up its 2015 recruiting class official visits this weekend as National Letter of Intent Day is Wednesday, Feb. 4. Oregon went 13-2 in 2014, winning the Pac-12 Championship and the Rose Bowl before losing the National Championship game to Ohio State on Jan. 12. Should Adams decide to transfer to Oregon he would be in competition for the starting quarterback position vacated when 2014 Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota moved on to the NFL draft.

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