(SportsNetwork.com) - Could Russell Wilson help Eastern Washington University quarterback Vernon Adams make up his mind?
Adams' size and playing style has been compared in recent years to the Seattle Seahawks' quarterback. The 6-foot, 190-pounder has even attended Wilson's summer camp.
Now Adams is contemplating a transfer from EWU to the University of Oregon, which has offered a scholarship for his final season. He would be eligible to play immediately next season under the NCAA's graduate student transfer- exception rule.
Wilson made the same move in 2011 when he graduated from North Carolina State and spent his final season at Wisconsin.
On Tuesday, on the eve of national signing day in football for high school seniors, a tweet on Adams' official Twitter account - vaadams_qb - sought out Wilson's thoughts:
"What's up bro @DangeRussWilson , I need some advice," the tweet read.
Adams, already a two-time Big Sky Conference offensive player of the year and Walter Payton Award runner-up, is scheduled to graduate from Eastern Washington in June, but the native of Pasadena, California, has one more season of eligibility after redshirting his first year in 2011.
Oregon, the 2014 national runner-up, needs to replace Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota under center next season. Adams has not been promised the starter's job and would compete with other quarterbacks in the Ducks' program if he transfers there. His dual-threat style seems well suited for the Pac-12 school's read-option attack.
Should Adams remain at Eastern Washington, he would again lead one of the elite programs in the FCS, including a winner of three straight Big Sky titles. Adams has accounted for 11,670 total yards (10,438 passing, 1,232 rushing) and 121 touchdowns (110 passing, 11 rushing) in 37 career games.