Oregon Ducks incoming transfer quarterback Vernon Adams plans on arriving late to camp and enrolling at the university next month as he wraps up his coursework at Eastern Washington University. Ryan Thorburn of The Register-Guard reported the update on Adams’ status, which has been up in the air for some time now.
Adams is currently taking a math class through the Community Education program, which allows anyone to register for regular UO courses without formal admission.
He expects to complete the course by Aug. 13 to fulfill the requirements for his EWU degree. Oregon’s fall camp begins on Aug. 10.
“I’m probably going to be a couple days late,” Adams said during a phone interview with The Register-Guard on Friday night. “But I expect it to all work out. I’m real excited, just trying to stay focused with this class and getting ready to have fun playing football again.”
Though it certainly is not ideal that Adams show up late to camp, particularly since the Ducks are about to play their first season of the post-Marcus Mariota era, better that he show up late than not be eligible to play for Oregon at all. In three seasons at EWU, he threw for 10,438 yards and an eye-popping 110 touchdowns, plus ran for 1,232 yards and 11 scores. Playing for Ducks head coach Mark Helfrich, those types of skills will only help him.
Hopefully, once he arrives at camp, Adams will adjust immediately and keep Oregon in the title hunt in 2015.
Oregon opens the season at home on September 5 against, oddly enough, Eastern Washington.
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