Former SMU QB Kyle Padron closes in on Eastern

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Former SMU quarterback Kyle Padron is one step closer to becoming an Eastern Eagle.

Padron tweeted on Wednesday, “The Big Sky Conference approved+granted me my medical redshirt for this past season. So blessed and thankful!! Pumped to be an Eagle!”

The redshirt season gives Padron two years of eligibility remaining, the minimum required to transfer schools. Padron needs to officially be enrolled at Eastern before the coaching staff can make any comment.

Padron would be the second quarterback to transfer to Eastern from SMU under Beau Baldwin’s watch. Last year’s Walter Payton Award winner Bo Levi Mitchell, who led the Eagles to a National Championship to cap off the 2010 season, came to Cheney before his junior season. Mitchell participated in spring drills the previous school year. Padron will have to wait until fall camp.

Right now, Eastern has two quarterbacks in camp trying to replace Mitchell. Junior Anthony Vitto and redshirt freshman Vernon Adams combined to throw for 400 yards in the third scrimmage of the spring last Saturday. The Eags close spring practice on Saturday with the Red – White game at 2 p.m.