Montana State quarterback Dakota Prukop is expected to graduate this month and will transfer into the FBS for his final year of eligibility. With the success Vernon Adams Jr. had at Oregon from Eastern Washington this season, many teams were looking to get in on Prukop’s recruiting trail.
According to FOX Sports’ Bruce Feldman, Prukop has cut his decision down to two schools and is expected to make his decision sometime Monday afternoon. Right now, he is down to either Oregon or Alabama, both of which he visited on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
He spoke to FOX Sports before catching his flight from Eugene to Alabama Saturday night.
“I loved Oregon. It was a surreal deal just because of the caliber of players there and how welcoming they were. You can tell that Oregon wants to win. The guys on that team, they get it. Oregon’s arms were wide open. They have an outstanding cast of really competitive guys and even better dudes. I developed a great rapport with coach (Mark) Helfrich and coach (Matt) Lubick very quickly.”
Prukop then gave his thoughts on Alabama Sunday night after his visit with the Crimson Tide.
“Alabama visit was great. Historic program, it is an honor to be wanted by coach (Nick) Saban. I’m extremely blessed to be in this situation with these two outstanding programs.”
Wherever he decides to go, Prukop will be replacing a successful quarterback. Both Jake Coker and Adams Jr had great 2015 seasons and I’m sure Prukop will help either team compete in 2016.
He threw for 3,025 yards and 28 touchdowns, while rushing for 797 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also threw for 353 yards and four touchdowns with 196 yards and a score against Adams’s old team, Eastern Washington, this season.
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