McEvoy would have the latter as Geno Smith prepares to head to the National Football League.
"That's a bonus for West Virginia," McEvoy said.
What also helps the Mountaineers is Oregon's starting quarterback is redshirt freshman Marcus Mariota, who had a tremendous season. He was the first-team All-Pac-12 quarterback, a Manning Award finalist and led the Ducks to the Fiesta Bowl.
WVU currently has Paul Millard, who will be a junior next season, redshirt freshman Ford Childress and a commitment from Chavas Rawlins of Monessen, Pa. In other words, there will be an open competition.
Out of high school, McEvoy said he had offers from just over 20 schools - including one from then-Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez - before settling on South Carolina because it was the first to offer him as a QB.
"I switched positions late in high school," McEvoy said. "I played receiver and safety until my senior year. Since then I've grown a lot and learned the [quarterback] position."
There were reports that Texas jumped into the McEvoy derby in recent days, but the player said that's over.
"They were kind of talking to me, but it kind of fell off," said the QB. "It was a mutual-type deal."
It will be interesting to see what Oregon will offer (another position?) and how McEvoy will respond. The quarterback will have three seasons of eligibility left and said he's taking online classes now in order to enroll in time for spring drills.
Keep in mind the player isn't visiting Oregon until Jan. 11 and the signing period for transfers runs through but Jan. 15.
"It's a small window," McEvoy said, "but I think I can get it done."
Unless, of course, the Mayans were right.
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