Utah State QB transferring to OSU

UTAH STATE QB Darell Garretson is transferring to Oregon State, where he'll walk on in hopes of earning a scholie, the Oregonian reported. Garretson will have to sit out a season per NCAA transfer rules, after which he'll have two-to-play-two at Oregon State starting in 2016.

Garretson and Oregon State were always a potential match once he decided to transfer out of Utah State. Kevin McGiven, Oregon State's quarterbacks coach, was the Utah State offensive coordinator and quarterback coach the past two seasons.

OSU head coach Gary Andersen recruited Garretson out of high school when Andersen was at USU.

The 6-foot, 200-pounder threw for 1,140 yards and eight touchdowns as a sophomore before missing the second half of the season with a wrist injury.

Garretson also led the Aggies with a 6-1 record as a freshman, including a win over Northern Illinois in the Poinsettia Bowl.

Garretson started seven games as a freshman in 2013, but played in just five games in 2014 before suffering the season-ending wrist injury.

Utah State QB Chuckie Keeton received a fifth season of eligibility this past February and is poised to again take the starting reins, which may have played a role in Garretson’s decision earlier this year to transfer, as may have the step up in competition level.

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