March 8, 2012 in Sports

Another SMU quarterback transferring to EWU


Kyle Padron
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Another Southern Methodist University quarterback is headed to Eastern Washington.

Former SMU junior quarterback Kyle Padron told ESPN on Thursday he will enroll at Eastern Washington this summer.

If successful in transferring, Padron would follow a similar path of SMU transfer quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell, who led the Eagles to the FCS title two seasons ago. This past season Mitchell won the Walter Payton Award as the nation’s top FCS player.

“I felt comfortable with being able to pick up the system and how well the system prepares a QB to get to the next level,” Padron told ESPN’s Joe Schad. “There is more responsibility the QB has there than what I’m coming from and the guys they have coming back, especially at WR, are very intriguing.

“The coaches and their motivation to compete and be the best was the biggest thing for me though, because they want to win a conference/national championship as bad as I do.”

EWU officials could not comment on the story because NCAA rules prohibit the school from announcing transfers until they are admitted to the school.

Padron, 6-foot-4, 233 pounds, set a Mustangs passing record in 2010 with 3,828 yards and 31 touchdowns.

J.J. McDermott took over last season, and former Texas quarterback Garrett Gilbert has transferred to SMU.

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