Quarterback Connor Neville to transfer from WSU

Redshirt sophomore will be eligible to play immediately due to a “run off waiver”



Redshirt sophomore quarterback Connor Neville is transferring from WSU and will be eligible to play immediately due to a “run off waiver.”

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

Redshirt sophomore quarterback Connor Neville announced in a tweet Monday that he will transfer from WSU.

Neville tweeted out a photo of an email he received from the NCAA confirming that his name had been entered into the NCAA’s transfer portal. In the tweet, Neville said he would be eligible to play immediately because WSU is going to grant him a “run off waiver.”

A “run off waiver” is a provision within the NCAA handbook which allows a student-athlete to be eligible to play immediately if they find the athlete left their previous institution against their will or were “run off” from the program, according to athleticscholarships.net.

Typically, athletes who transfer have to sit out a season before becoming eligible to compete for their new school.

Neville’s departure means the Cougars now only have five scholarship quarterbacks on the roster with spring practice starting Thursday.

Neville redshirted in 2017 and never took a game snap for the Cougars. He was ranked as a four-state recruit coming out of high school and he was considered the third-best recruit in the state of Oregon, according to ESPN.

The news comes less than a week after it was discovered that graduate transfer quarterback Gage Gubrud suffered either a left foot or ankle injury during the Cougars Midnight Maneuvers offseason training program, according to The Spokesman-Review. Gubrud might miss the entirety of spring camp which starts Thursday due to the injury, according to the Spokesman.