The ongoing story of Vernon Adams and his quest from FCS powerhouse Eastern Washington to College Football Playoff contender Oregon has been thoroughly examined every step of the way. In the latest development we have learned Adams has a math class preventing him from officially being added to the Oregon roster. Now the only thing blocking Adams and a chance to start at Oregon is Jeff Lockie, the backup to Marcus Mariota last season.
Oregon formally announced the addition of Adams to the roster Thursday evening, saying he is now eligible to participate in team activities. He had previously been ruled eligible to enroll in classes at Oregon but still had to meet some academic parameters before being added to the football program. It should not take too long for Adams to get in the swing of things. He is expected to compete for the starting job right away. He has already been added to the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award watch list.
It is not a given Adams will win the starting job in Eugene, but it seems generally accepted he will in fact be the successor to Mariota at Oregon. Adams’ transfer has been one of the most high-profile ones around the country this season, along with Florida State welcoming former Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson to Tallahassee. though some may consider him a bit on the small side, Adams has the kind of skills that should blend well with Oregon’s offense.