Announced on twitter in Jan 2015 he would transfer from BYU to Oregon State. “Excited to be an Oregon State Beaver and for this next chapter in my life. Can’t wait to play in front my hometown again.”

A 4-star prospect of Beaverton's Aloha High, Kearsley signed with BYU in 2013. He played in 18 games the past two seasons at BYU and will sit out the 2015 season per transfer rules which would give him 2-to-play-2 starting in 2016.