FCS transfer QB Dakota Prukop chooses Oregon over Alabama

Montana State quarterback Dakota Prukop has committed to Oregon and will be eligible to play immediately pending his GRE results and acceptance into one of Oregon's masters programs, he confirmed to ESPN.com.

"In the end that's where I felt I was going to fit best with the guys," Prukop told ESPN.com. "Being around those guys, those are guys I want to play with."

Prukop said he plans to take his GRE this week or next. If all goes smoothly, he will enroll at Oregon on Jan. 4. With the school on a semester system, Prukop would also have a chance to be admitted in the spring semester, which would get him on campus in time for spring practices with the Ducks.

The news, first reported by Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman, comes a few days after Prukop did a whirlwind trip, including two and a half days visiting the Ducks, followed by a red-eye flight to Alabama to visit with coach Nick Saban. Prukop was also being pursued by Michigan recently, but chose the Tuscaloosa trip over an Ann Arbor visit. He also considered Texas.

Prukop will be the Ducks' second FCS transfer quarterback in as many seasons. Last year, Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams transferred to Oregon. Adams' transfer timeline was vastly different, considering he didn't fully graduate from Eastern Washington until a few days into Oregon's fall camp. Prukop has already graduated with a degree in economics and will probably enroll in Eugene in early January, which would give him the full offseason and spring season with the Ducks.

Oregon has yet to hire an offensive coordinator to fill the spot vacated by Scott Frost, who left earlier this month to become the head coach at UCF. However, Oregon coach Mark Helfrich and passing game coordinator Matt Lubick told Prukop the offensive scheme wouldn't change with whatever hire the Ducks make.

At Montana State this past season, Prukop threw for 3,025 yards and 28 touchdowns and added 797 rushing yards and 11 rushing touchdowns. The Bobcats finished 5-6, the team's first losing record since the 2002 season.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.