Breathe for a moment, Ducks fans. Oregon didn't lose two QBs to Texas A&M in the same day, but both are headed to the Aggies. Elite QB recruit Kyler Murray, listed as the best dual-threat QB in the nation, chose Texas A&M over Oregon earlier Wednesday. Now, former Oregon QB Damion Hobbs has also chosen the Aggies of Utah State. On May 17th, it was reported that Hobbs would transfer from the UO. Now he has a home.
Hobbs redshirted with Oregon last season after he joined the Ducks program after a last-minute push. He originally had plans to sign with Utah State out of high school. Now he has decided Logan is the best place for him after all.
"I am thankful for the opportunity I had at Oregon, but things simply didn't work out football wise," he told The Salt Lake Tribune. "I've been to Utah State and had a good rapport with the coaches so everything was in place and it just felt right."
Hobbs threw for 2,769 yards and 20 touchdowns and rushed for 808 yards and 12 touchdown in his senior season at Cedar Hill H.S. in Texas.
Hobbs said he is eager to compete and try to make an impact with the Aggies.
"I just want to bring that winning attitude to the program," he said. "They've been doing that there lately and winning games but I want to keep it going and really want to win and learn as much as I can. I want to come in and be a good teammate too right off the bat."
"I'll do whatever it takes to help the team," he said. "I'll do anything for the team to win. If it involves me running the ball 20 times I will do that or if it involves me putting the ball in the air 20 times I will do that."