Former Clemson quarterback DJ Uiagalelei has not officially won the starting quarterback job at Oregon State, but a few veterans on the Beavers’ roster are already excited about what he can bring to the table.

Uiagalelei was good, not great for a Clemson program that has sat atop the college football hierarchy for the past decade. He left upstate South Carolina for a fresh start following the end of last season.

Primary downfield target Anthony Gould spoke highly of Uiagalelei at Oregon State media days, saying he raises the ceiling for the Beavers just with his presence on the field.

“He comes in and he works,” Gould said, via 247Sports. “He’s not a very loud or talkative guy. He puts his head down and he works. … He’s going to help bring this offense to another level.”

Uiagalelei’s dual threat nature is a major positive to his game. He’s rushed for just under 1,000 yards with 15 touchdowns across his past 3 seasons at Clemson.

That production could be enough to outlast returner Ben Gulbranson, who finished 7-1 as a starter for the Beavers.

We’ll know who head coach Jonathan Smith goes with in due time.