Oregon Fall Camp: Quarterback Travis Jonsen on Progress, Vernon Adams, and Goals


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Unlike most athletes in his recruiting class, Oregon Freshman Quarterback Travis Jonsen enrolled on campus early, having graduated early from Servite High School in Anaheim, California. Enabled to


early, Jonsen arrived in Eugene in early 2015, ready to make immediate improvements. Although he isn’t viewed as a candidate to start at Quarterback this season, there are scenarios that could lead him starting as early as next season.

Jonsen however, isn’t looking ahead that far; his current priority is to make day-to-day improvements, some of which include becoming more comfortable in the offense, and refining his throwing mechanics; a process that began after the Spring Game. Meanwhile, he’s soaking in as much as he can from his fellow quarterbacks.

Rated as one of the top 5 Dual-Threat Quarterback recruits in his class, Jonsen is comfortable doing anything Oregon coaches ask of him; he can throw, run, and be creative with the ball when he has to. Still, he’s the first to affirm that his job is to get the ball to playmakers before making plays himself, perhaps contrary to what he was forced to do in High School at times.

Jonsen indicated that both Jeff Lockie and Taylor Alie have been very helpful in his learning process, a comment consistent with the reputation that they both have: Leaders. Jonsen has also been learning from Quarterback Vernon Adams, someone who he says shows a good poise in the pocket.

Moving into this season, Jonsen has put aside any potential depth chart goals and is focused on developing himself into an elite-caliber quarterback.

Oregon begins the 2015 regular season hosting Eastern Washington on Saturday, September 5th. (5pm Pacific Time, Pac-12 Networks)

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