CHENEY - When Eastern Washington released its depth chart for their season opening visit to Idaho, Kyle Padron topped the depth chart for Beau Baldwin's offense. On Saturday the Eags' head coach confirmed that the SMU transfer will start the year under center.
Padron and freshman Vernon Adams have been the frontrunners in camp. Adams started the first scrimmage, with Padron working with the top unit in Thursday's final run-through.
Baldwin credits Padron's collegiate experience as giving him the advantage. The coach also said his skill set in the pocket is a better fit for Eastern's offense. As far as Adams goes, he is expected to get on the field this season.
Padron follows in the footsteps of fellow Texan and SMU transfer Bo Levi Mitchell.
The Eagles and Vandals meet Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the Kibbie Dome.