FCS powerhouse Eastern Illinois is known for its quarterbacks and coaches. The Panthers list Tony Romo and possible first round pick Jimmy Garoppolo, as well as head coaches Sean Payton, Mike Shanahan, and Brad Childress as alumni. The Panthers may be taking another quarterback with some potential, as well as a superstar receiver.
247sports’ Josh Newberg reports that Mizzou receiver Dorial Green-Beckham and Kentucky QB Jalen Whitlow may be transferring to Eastern Illinois.
— Josh Newberg (@joshnewberg247) April 29, 2014
Green-Beckham caught 59 passes for 883 yards and 12 touchdowns last year for SEC East Champion Missouri, and was once the top high school player in the country. Whitlow threw for over 1,000 yards and ran for 457 last season, and accounted for 11 total touchdowns.
The Panthers were the No. 2 seed in the FCS playoffs, and made it to the quarterfinals last season. Green-Beckham and Whitlow should make them one of the favorites to play for the title in 2014.