Eastern attracts another QB from SMU
College football: 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 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.
EWU’s Colimon all-tourney
Men’s basketball: Eastern Washington point guard Cliff Colimon was selected to the Big Sky Conference championship all-tournament team for scoring 49 points in two games. Colimon is EWU’s first all-tournament selection since Rodney Stuckey in 2006. Colimon scored 77 points in his final three games, including a career-ending 27 in a 70-66 loss at Montana in the semifinals of the tournament on Tuesday.
Cardinal teams in semifinals
College basketball: The North Idaho College men’s and women’s basketball teams play today in the NJCAA Region 18 tournament in Salt Lake City after receiving first-round byes into the semifinals.
The third-seeded men (23-7) take on the host school and No. 2 seed Salt Lake (22-8) at 1 p.m. Pacific time. The top-seed NIC women (23-5) face fifth-seeded Salt Lake (17-12) today at 4:30. NIC’s women are the defending national champs.