NEWSLINE: Cal QB transferring to Oregon State

ZACH KLINE, the backup QB at Cal this past season who finished runner up to Jared Goff in a pitched quarterback battle under first year Cal coach Sonny Dykes, has told Oregon State coaches he plans to transfer to OSU according to the Portland Tribune.

Kline (6-2, 200) will attend a junior college during the winter and spring terms, according to the newspaper report. Kline will then transfer to OSU for either summer or fall term, sit out next season, and be eligible for the 2015 season. cited an unnamed sources as saying Kline will get his AA this spring at Diablo Valley College, a JC to which he's already in the process of transferring, but that the paperwork has yet to be signed and all the i's and t's have yet to be dotted and crossed. They also said he would have two-to-play-two at Oregon State.

Oregon State was the first school to offer the the Danville, Calif. native out of high school in the 2012 class. Kline was ranked the No. 4 prospect nationally by coming out of San Ramon Valley High.

Kline played in six games for the Bears, completing 43 of 82 passes (52.4 percent) for 443 yards and three touchdowns with four interceptions.

"I just think from what the coaches have told me, I have a better opportunity somewhere else," Kline told the Bay Area News Group two weeks ago in explaining his decision to transfer from Cal. "They put it to me straight and in a professional way, which I appreciate.

"I wish I could stay at Cal … (but) it's clear Jared is the guy. They told me, 'If you want to start, you should go somewhere else.' I need to find a place where that's going to be the case."

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